Lamivir Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Lamivudine (150 mg)

Lamivir Tablet Information

Lamivir Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Hepatitis B. Other than this, Lamivir Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Lamivir Tablet. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Lamivir Tablet have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Lamivir Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lamivir Tablet is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Lamivir Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Lamivir Tablet related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Pancreatitis must refrain from the use of Lamivir Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Lamivir Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Lamivir Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Lamivir Tablet is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Lamivir Tablet Benefits & Uses

Lamivir Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lamivir Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
Geriatric
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose for children weighing 25 kg or more

Lamivir Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lamivir Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Lamivir can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Lamivir, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Lamivir Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Lamivir may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Lamivir, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Lamivir.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lamivir Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Lamivir may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lamivir Tablet on the Liver?


    Lamivir is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lamivir Tablet on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Lamivir for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Lamivir Tablet with Other Drugs

Lamivir Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

AdefovirEmtricitabine,Tenofovir,Efavirenz

    Moderate

    Mild

    Sulfamethoxazole,Trimethoprim


      Lamivir Tablet Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lamivir Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



      Frequently asked Questions about Lamivir Tablet

      • Is this Lamivir Tablet habit forming or addictive?


        Lamivir Tablet is not addictive in nature.

        No
      • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


        Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Lamivir Tablet since it does not cause drowsiness.

        Safe
      • Is it safe?


        Yes, Lamivir Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
      • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


        There is no benefit of taking Lamivir Tablet for mental disorders.

        No

      Lamivir Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      • Interaction between Food and Lamivir Tablet


        Taking Lamivir Tablet with food does not harm your health.

        Safe
      • Interaction between Alcohol and Lamivir Tablet


        Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Lamivir Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

        Severe


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      This medicine data has been created by -

      Vikas Chauhan

      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      5 Years of Experience



      References

      US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Epivir (lamivudine)

      KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 807-808

      April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 96-99



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