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There is no known specific treatment for overdose with EPIVIR. If overdose occurs, the patient should be monitored and standard supportive treatment applied as required. Because a negligible amount of lamivudine was removed via (4-hour) hemodialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, and automated peritoneal dialysis, it is not known if continuous hemodialysis would provide clinical benefit in a lamivudine overdose event.
EPIVIR is contraindicated in patients with a previous hypersensitivity reaction to lamivudine.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/29/2016
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