SIDE EFFECTS: The most severe side effects of lamivudine are:
- liver failure,
- metabolic disturbance (lactic acidosis),
- a decrease in blood cells,
- muscle pain,
- weakness, and
- nerve damage in the extremities (peripheral neuropathy). Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are tingling, numbness and pain in the feet or hands.
Other important side effects are
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 100, 150, and 300 mg; oral solution: 5, 10 mg/ml
STORAGE: Tablets and solution should be stored at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).
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