There is no known antidote for EPIVIR-HBV. If overdose occurs, the patient should be monitored, and standard supportive treatment utilized, 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-HBV is contraindicated in patients who have experienced a previous hypersensitivity reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to lamivudine or to any component of the tablets or oral solution.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/6/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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