Lamivir Hbv Tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
Consult your doctor if you have diabetes and are using insulin.
Patients receiving this therapy are always at a risk for infections and hence should report any such cases to the doctor.
Consult your doctor if you take any prescription medication; Inform your doctor if you take other medicine for treatment of HIV or hepatitis B infection, hairy cell leukemia [a type of blood cancer], or antibiotics for the infection.
Lamivudine may rarely cause a serious side effect like lactic acidosis with symptoms such as pain or weakness of muscle, numbness or feeling cold in arms or legs, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of breath, aberrant heart rate, dizziness, weak or tired feeling; hence, inform the doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
It is possible to pass on HIV when on this medication and hence it is important to take necessary precautions to prevent HIV from spreading. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of change in the distribution of fat (lipodystrophy), erosion of bones (osteronecrosis), or inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
If you are on therapy it is important to use the effective nonhormonal method of contraception or condom so that a pregnancy can be avoided.
Use with caution in pediatric patients with a history of pancreatitis or other significant risk factors for pancreatitis.
This medicine should not be intaken during pregnancy as it can damage the fetus.
Lamivir Hbv Tablet will not affect your ability to drive.