Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What brand names are available for lamivudine and zidovudine?

Combivir

Is lamivudine and zidovudine available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes.

Do I need a prescription for lamivudine and zidovudine?

Yes.

What are the uses for lamivudine and zidovudine?

  • Combivir is used, in combination with other agents, for the treatment of HIV infection.

What are the side effects of lamivudine and zidovudine?

The most serious side effects of Combivir are

Other side effects include

Accumulation or redistribution of fat also may occur.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/20/2016

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