lamivudine, Epivir; Epivir HBV (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

PRESCRIBED FOR: Lamivudine is used for the treatment of HIV infection and hepatitis B infection. It also is used off-label for prevention of HIV among individuals accidentally exposed to HIV.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most severe side effects of lamivudine are:

Other important side effects are

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIPTION: 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).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/9/2015


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