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Lamivudine and Pregnancy: Is There a Risk?
In studies, giving lamivudine to pregnant rabbits appeared to increase the risk of early miscarriages, although this was not seen in studies involving rats. In both rats and rabbits, lamivudine did not seem to increase the risk of birth defects. In general, case reports of lamivudine use in pregnant women suggest that it is probably safe for use during pregnancy.

Combivir and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant, it is always a good idea to ask your healthcare provider before taking any medication. You and your healthcare provider can consider the possible risks and benefits of using Combivir in your particular situation, as well as any other treatment alternatives. Women with HIV need special prenatal care, both for themselves and to prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies.
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