Lamivudine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Lamivudine?

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• This medicine is used during labor in females who are infected with HIV and have not been treated.

• This medicine is used to treat hepatitis B infection.

• This medicine is used to treat HIV infection.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

All forms:

• Do not run out of this medicine.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are being treated for both hepatitis B and AIDS, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

HIV infection:

• If medicine changes for HIV infection, make sure to ask healthcare provider about hepatitis B treatment.

• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy in HIV disease.

• Breast-feeding is not recommended in HIV disease in the U.S.

Hepatitis B infection:

• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex...

 
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