More Details on Lamivudine

What If I Overdose on Lamivudine?

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of lamivudine. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Epivir Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Methods for the Medication

Lamivudine tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tablets and oral solution in an airtight container.
 
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

It is very important that you not miss lamivudine doses. If you do not take the medication as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are having trouble remembering to take your HIV medications.
 

Who Makes Lamivudine?

Lamivudine is made by GlaxoSmithKline.
 

Available Strengths

This medicine comes in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) 100 mg tablets (for treating hepatitis B)
  • Lamivudine 150 mg tablets (for treating HIV and AIDS)
  • Lamivudine 300 mg tablets (for treating HIV and AIDS)
  • Lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) oral solution (for treating hepatitis B) -- 5 mg of lamivudine per mL
  • Lamivudine oral solution (for treating HIV and AIDS) -- 10 mg of lamivudine per mL.
     

Is There a Generic Version?

Some strengths of lamivudine are available in generic form (see Generic Epivir).
 

Lamivudine Drug Information

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