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Epivir Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is lamivudine (Epivir)?
- What are the possible side effects of lamivudine (Epivir)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lamivudine (Epivir)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lamivudine (Epivir)?
- How should I take lamivudine (Epivir)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Epivir)?
- What happens if I overdose (Epivir)?
- What should I avoid while taking lamivudine (Epivir)?
- What other drugs will affect lamivudine (Epivir)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Epivir)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Epivir)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking lamivudine (Epivir)?
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect lamivudine (Epivir)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially interferons (Alferon, Avonex, Betaseron, Extavia, Intron, Rebetron, Rebif, and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with lamivudine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about lamivudine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Epivir Information
- Epivir Drug Interactions Center: lamivudine oral
- Epivir Side Effects Center
- Epivir Overview including Precautions
- Epivir FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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