Epivir

Epivir-HBV is also known under the name of Lamivudine. It’s a drug intended for the treatment of HIV. It prevents the HIV virus and hepatitis B from replicating in the body. However, it is mainly used for the treatment of HIV that if not treated can transform into the fully functional AIDS. Though Epivir-HBV is efficient, it can’t cure HIV and AIDS.

 


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Epivir-HBV is also known under the name of Lamivudine. It’s a drug intended for the treatment of HIV. It prevents the HIV virus and hepatitis B from replicating in the body. However, it is mainly used for the treatment of HIV that if not treated can transform into the fully functional AIDS. Though Epivir-HBV is efficient, it can’t cure HIV and AIDS.

Epivir-HBV is the other (more powerful) form of Epivir , which deals with hepatitis B. It may be used by patients with Hepatitis B and HIV.

Essential information

Take the drug strictly according to the doctor’s prescription, which is crucial. Never exceed the dose or take the drug longer than necessary.

If you take the specific drug Epivir-HBV, then shouldn’t combine it with Epivir. You may take it irrespective of the mealtime. However, you should ensure that the food you eat it is quite healthy.

What should you do if you skipped the dose? Do you have to double the dose or just wait until the next one?

If you skip the drug dose, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it’s already time for the next dose, just skip it. Avoid taking an extra dose to compensate for the missed one. In case of overdose, contact your local poison help line or call the emergency.

The common adverse effects caused by the use of Epivir-HBV

Loose bowels
Head cold, nasal congestion and sneezing
Liver dysfunction

Serious adverse effects caused by the use of Epivir-HBV

Muscle fatigue
Stiffness and coldness
Breathing difficulty
Vertigo
Sickness
Fast heartbeat
Pancreatic pain
Liver issues (yellowing of skin, change in the color of stools)

When should you stop using this drug even without the doctor’s approval?

You must immediately stop taking this drug if you noted the allergy to its components. You’ll understand it at once if you note hives, itching, face swelling or breathing difficulty. Moreover, you should avoid taking the following drugs, as they may cause the drug interactions.

Atripla
Combivir
Complera
Etriva
Epzicom
Stribild
Trizivir
Truvada

If you’re taking any other drugs, inform your doctor in advance.

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