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Epivir

OVERDOSE

There is no known antidote for EPIVIR (lamivudine) . One case of an adult ingesting 6 g of EPIVIR (lamivudine) was reported; there were no clinical signs or symptoms noted and hematologic tests remained normal. Two cases of pediatric overdose were reported in ACTG300. One case involved a single dose of 7 mg/kg of EPIVIR (lamivudine) ; the second case involved use of 5 mg/kg of EPIVIR (lamivudine) twice daily for 30 days. There were no clinical signs or symptoms noted in either case. 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. If overdose occurs, the patient should be monitored, and standard supportive treatment applied as required.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

EPIVIR (lamivudine) Tablets and Oral Solution are contraindicated in patients with previously demonstrated clinically significant hypersensitivity (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any of the components of the products.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/11/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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