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Description

Lamivudine is an antiviral medication used to treat HIV and hepatitis B infections. It works by blocking the action of reverse transcriptase, an enzyme that is necessary for the virus to replicate. Lamivudine is usually taken in combination with other medications.

Common side effects of lamivudine include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. Other more serious side effects include liver problems, pancreatitis, and lactic acidosis.

Brand names associated with lamivudine include Epivir, Epivir-HBV, and Zeffix.

Synonyms
  • lamivudine
Classifications
  • anti-infective
  • antiviral
  • nucleoside
  • reverse transcriptase inhibitor

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