Generic Epivir Hbv (Lamivudine)
Epivir Hbv
Epivir Hbv is an antiviral medication used to fight infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the deadly cause of AIDS.
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Epivir Hbv Epivir contains a higher dose of lamivudine than Epivir-HBV. Related Drugs. Emergence pEivir HBV Resistance Inform patients that emergence of resistant hepatitis B virus and worsening of disease can occur during treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you Epjvir any side effect that bothers you or that does not Hgv away. Product Information. Mild symptoms of lactic acidosis may worsen over time Epuvir, and this condition can be fatal. Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed. Keep a supply of lamivudine on hand. Every person with HIV should remain under the care of a doctor. Sorbitol: Coadministration of lamivudine and sorbitol may result in decreased lamivudine concentrations; when possible, avoid chronic coadministration. Brand names of combination products. Advise patients that lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis have been reported with use of nucleoside analogues and other antiretrovirals. Do not stop taking lamivudine without talking to your doctor. Optimal therapy should be guided by resistance testing. GlaxoSmithKline Inc. What special precautions should I follow. What other information should I know. Measure liquid medicine carefully. Table 1.
Epivir Hbv Epovir Skip to Content. Other uses for this medicine What special precautions should I follow. Do not wait until you run out of medication to refill your prescription. Thomas Beecham Silas M. Browse Drugs and Medicines. How well did Epivir HBV work for you. Caution with drugs eliminated by Epifir organic cationic secretion eg, trimethoprim. EPIVIR-HBV is the brand name of a product that contains lamivudine, a drug used to treat chronic hepatitis B in patients with actively growing virus and liver inflammation. Call your doctor or get emergency medical help if you have unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, dizzinessfeeling cold, or feeling very weak or tired. Why is this medication prescribed. Lamivudine For more information on this medication choose from the list of selections below. Epivir HBV. I accept the Terms and Privacy Policy. Explore Apps. Measure liquid medicine carefully. This is not a complete list of Epivir HBV drug interactions. Email Address. Epivir, others [1]. If appropriate, initiation of anti-hepatitis B therapy may be warranted.
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Taking these medications along with practicing safer sex and making other lifestyle changes may decrease the risk of transmitting spreading the HIV or hepatitis B virus to other people. In HIVinfected subjects, total clearance Hbb What other information should I Epivig I accept the Terms and Privacy Policy. Product Information. This material is provided for Hbg purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, Eppivir or treatment. Hepatitis B Virus. Take this Hvb exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Some patients have had worsening of hepatitis after resistant virus appears. In hepatitis B, lamivudine resistance was first described in the YMDD tyrosine - methionine - aspartate -aspartate locus of the HBV reverse transcriptase gene. Keep a supply of lamivudine on hand. Cobicistat c Ritonavir r. HIV can be passed to your baby if the virus is not controlled during pregnancy. Lamivudine may cause other side effects. Other uses for this medicine What special precautions should I follow? Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy. Endocrine and Metabolic Hyperglycemia. It can inhibit both types 1 and 2 of HIV reverse transcriptase and also the reverse transcriptase of hepatitis B virus. Children who weigh more than 30 pounds 14 kilograms should use the tablet form of lamivudine if possible.

Common use
Epivir Hbv is an antiviral medication which used to fight infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the deadly cause of AIDS. Epivir prevents the cells from producing new virus and decreases the amount of virus in the body. This drug is also prescribed for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. Note that this medication must be used in combination with other HIV drugs.

Dosage and direction
Take it orally with or without food/milk at the same time each day. The Epivir dose normally used to treat hepatitis B for adults is one 100mg tablet once a day. The recommended dosage for treatment HIV is one 300mg tablet once daily or one 150mg tablet every 12 hours.
Children dosage depends on the weight of the child, and their ability to swallow pills. The liquid formulation should be given 4 mg per kilogram of body weight, up to a maximum of 150 milligrams twice daily.
Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.

Do not take it without doctor's permission if your medical history include: kidney disease; liver disease; pancreatitis; problems with your muscles; or problems with your blood counts. Remember that this drug does not reduce the risk of passing the HIV or hepatitis B virus to others. Do not use alcohol because it may increase the risk of damage to the pancreas and/or liver. Epivir Hbv should not be used during pregnancy, becoming pregnant or lactating without doctor's advice. Do not use Epivir Hbv before breast-feeding without doctor's advice.

Epivir is not allowed in people who are hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the ingridients.

Possible side effect
They may include an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Also the most possible side effects include:
liver damage, stomach pain, clay-colored stools, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice; muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, nausea with vomiting, and fast or uneven heart rate; pancreatitis - severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate; peripheral neuropathy - numbness, tingling, or pain in your hands or feet; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, pale skin; white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; any other signs of new infection.
Less serious include:
cough; sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; joint or muscle pain;
dizziness, headache, tired feeling; changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and trunk).
If you experience one of them stop using Epivir and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult with your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.

Drug interaction
Epivir interact with interferon-alfa (Roferon, Intron, Rebetron); trimethoprim (Bactrim, Proloprim, Septra, Trimpex); or ribavirin (Rebetol, Ribasphere, Copegus Virazole). Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Missed dose
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.

Symptoms of Epivir overdose are not known. So if you experience any unusual symptom call your doctor immediately.

Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Women's Health

Talking about women's health we usually mean a number of issues that are associated with women's physiology and anatomy. These issues usually includes gynecological diseases, pregnancy and breastfeeding, menopause, contraception and diseases that are peculiar only to women sex.

Gynecological diseases usually includes infectious diseases that are transmitted through the sexual intercourse. These may be viral, bacterial or fungal infection. The gynecological infections usually manifest in the form of inflammation, edema, redness, itching, discharges, pain in the pelvic area.

Menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding are related to the women's reproductive system. Menstruation is a physiological process manifested in rejection of the functional endomethrium layer and vaginal bleeding. Usually a women have a regular menstrual cycle. The disorders of the menstrual cycle can be caused by the hormonal changes, infectious diseases.

Pregnancy includes such issues as

  • Impregnation
  • Carrying of pregnancy and those changes that take place in the women's organism during the pregnancy
  • Act of delivery

If we talk about women's health in women over 45 years we usually talk about 2 conditions : menopause and osteoporosis. Menopause is a period in the women's health when her menstruation stops. In this period a women's organism begins to produce less sex hormones such as estrogens and progestogens. In this period many women complain on hot flashes, night sweats and others. In the period of menopause women usually relieve hormonal replacement therapy.

Another condition that is closely related to menopause is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that becomes fragile and more susceptible to fractures. The treatment of osteoporosis includes life style changes, proper nutrition and certain medication such as Fosamax and Evista.