What does Epivir do?
Chemical Name: LAMIVUDINE (la-MI-vyoo-deen)
Epivir generic is used to treat chronic infections caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B virus. It treats the chronic infections by preventing the growth of HIV and Hepatitis B virus in your body. Epivir is for treating HIV, the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Lamivudine 150 mg is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
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Each tablet contains
- 100 mg of lamivudine
- Macrogol 400
- Magnesium stearate
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Polysorbate 80
- Red iron oxide
- Sodium starch glycolate
- Titanium dioxide
- Yellow iron oxide
For adult patients, the recommended oral dosage of Epivir is 100 mg once daily.
The recommended oral dosage of Epivir for pediatric patients aged 2 to 17 years is 3 mg per kg once daily up to a maximum daily dosage of 100 mg.
- Epivir tablets and oral solution may be administered with or without food.
- The tablets and oral solution may be used interchangeably.
- The oral solution should be used for doses less than 100 mg.
- Epivir should not be used with other medications that contain lamivudine or medications that contain emtricitabine.
Epivir may cause a serious condition called lactic acidosis. Get emergency medical help if you have mild symptoms such as muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, fast or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or very weak or tired feeling.
Epivir can also cause severe or life-threatening effects on your liver or pancreas. Call your doctor at once if you have severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Be are of:
- Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis
- Exacerbations of Hepatitis B after discontinuation of treatment.
- Risk of emergence of resistant HIV-1 infection.
- Risk of emergence of resistant HBV infection
Product Code: 1508
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.