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Lamivudine (Epivir; Epivir HBV) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of HIV infection and hepatitis B infection. Off-label use includes prevention of HIV in people accidentally exposed to HIV. Side effects, Drug interactions, and dosage information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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  • Epivir HBV