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Lamivudine (Epivir®) is one of the many drugs available to treat HIV/AIDS in addition to chronic hepatitis B. When treating AIDS or HIV, it is designed to be taken in combination with other products and should not be taken alone. Epivir-HBV®, which contains lamivudine, is the product used to treat hepatitis B.
This medication is available in both tablet and oral solution (liquid) form and is generally taken once or twice a day. Several different factors will affect your dose, such as the condition being treated, other medicines you are taking, and your age. As a result, when prescribing lamivudine, your healthcare provider needs detailed information on your medical history.
(Click Lamivudine to learn more about this drug, including possible side effects, what to do if you miss a dose, how the medication works, and more.)
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