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Epivir HBV

lamiVUDine
Lamivudine is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B virus from multiplying in your body. Lamivudine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
lamiVUDine
DRUG TYPE
NRTIs

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not take Epivir-HBV (for treating hepatitis B) if you also take other medicine that contains lamivudine or emtricitabine.

Lamivudine can cause severe or life-threatening effects on your liver or pancreas. Call your doctor at once if you have: severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

If you've ever had hepatitis B, it may become active or get worse after you stop using lamivudine. You may need frequent liver function tests for several months.

The hepatitis B virus may become resistant to treatment while you are taking Epivir-HBV. Resistant hepatitis B can lead to worsening liver disease or death. Tell your doctor if you have new hepatitis symptoms.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Epivir HBV solution 5 mg/mL
tablet 100 mg

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