"Patients with a past or current hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can experience sometimes fatal HBV reactivation if they take any of nine direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis virus C (HCV) infection, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a"...
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.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/6/2014
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