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    What is Epivir?

    Epivir is prescribed to control the amount of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the blood. It helps to prevent the virus from growing and making the infection worse. This can weaken the immune system and leave the body vulnerable to infections. It cannot cure HIV.

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    Epivir Information

    Epivir dosage

    Epivir tablets are taken orally with water as often as recommended by your doctor. The usual dose is 2 tablets a day unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Do not take more tablets than prescribed as it will not improve treatment and can increase your risk of side effects. Your dose is based on your medical condition and history of treatment.

    Continue taking Epivir even if you do not feel sick. The HIV virus will continue to multiply if you stop treatment early. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember.

    If it's almost time for your next dose, you can skip the missed dose and continue with your schedule. The virus may be harder to treat if you frequently stop treatment or miss doses.

    It is safe for adults and children over 3 years of age. Treatment with Epivir can help prevent HIV complications from developing.

    Store at room temperature away from children and animals when not in use.

    How Epivir works

    Epivir is classified as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) to treat HIV infection. It Works by decreasing how much of the virus is present in the blood.

    Epivir side effects

    This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Epivir. You may experience side effects that are not listed here. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

    By prescribing Epivir, your doctor has determined that the benefits outweigh the potential adverse reactions. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counseling when you buy Epivir online.

    • fast heartbeat
    • tightness in the chest
    • flushed, dry skin
    • sleepiness
    • pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
    • trouble sleeping
    • stuffy or runny nose
    • cough
    • sensation of pins and needles
    • difficulty with swallowing
    • increased hunger
    • muscle cramps, pain, stiffness, or spasms
    • blurred vision
    • constipation
    • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    • light-colored stools
    • pinpoint red spots on the skin
    • general feeling of discomfort or illness
    • fever
    • nausea and vomiting
    • weight gain around your neck, upper back, breast, face, or waist
    • skin rash, hives, or itching
    • burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
    • weight loss
    • trouble breathing
    • increased thirst
    • general tiredness and weakness
    • dizziness
    • stabbing pain
    • unexplained weight loss
    • headache
    • joint pain
    • loss of appetite
    • blood in the urine or stools
    • dry mouth
    • yellow eyes or skin
    • Belching
    • dark urine
    • indigestion

    Epivir precautions and warnings

    Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Epivir online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.

    This may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. They need to determine if it will harm an unborn baby or pass on breastmilk.

    This may be used for other off-label purposes. Always speak to your doctor before taking this medication. It may come in tablets and oral solution. You may need to take a liver function test before treatment.

    Advise your doctor if you have a history of kidney/pancreas /liver disease or hepatitis C. Treatment with Epivir may make these conditions worse or they may affect how the medication works. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not seem to improve or if it seems to grow worse.

    Epivir drug interactions

    The following drugs are known to interact with Epivir. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and anything including prescription medicines. You should also advise your doctor or dentist before surgery.

    Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.

    • Sorbitol
    • Cabotegravir
    • Orlistat
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    The generic equivalent of Epivir is Lamivudine. The Indian generic equivalent is significantly less expensive than the brand product.

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    Epivir FAQs

    What are the side effects of lamivudine?

    Side effects include: fast heartbeat, tightness in the chest, flushed, dry skin sleepiness pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back, trouble sleeping, stuffy or runny nose.

    Can lamivudine cure hepatitis B?

    There is currently no cure for hepatitis B? Your doctor will advise you if Epivir is an effective treatment to reduce it’s symptoms. Taking extra doses of lamivudine will not cure the condition.

    How effective is lamivudine?

    Epivir is proven to be effective to treat HIV-1 and HIV-2. Your doctor can provide you with more detailed information on how beneficial treatment will be.

    Is lamivudine safe in pregnancy?

    It is likely to be safe to take during treatment. While HIV medications are generally safe during pregnancy, It depends on whether the potential risks outweigh the benefits. Advise your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

    Disclaimer: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using Prescription Drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Epivir online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.