Lamivir 100 mg
Lamivir 100 mg medication is used to treat a viral infection like HIV in the people from different ages. It’s not used alone, but as a part of combination therapy.
Lamivir - 100 mg (Lamivudine)
Lamivir tablets are included under the antiretroviral drug that is effective against RNA viruses like Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Doctors prescribe this medication as a part of combination therapy for the treatment of HIV infection. The tablets can prevent or slow down the ability of HIV to replicate so that the immune system gets the strength to recover, lowering the risk of disease progression. It is important to note that this medication does not kill the virus already available in the CD4 cells or prevent the spread of the infection to others who come in contact.
Lamivir General information
What is Lamivir medication used for?
Lamivir 100 mg medication is used to treat a viral infection like HIV in the people from different ages. It’s not used alone, but as a part of combination therapy. It’s widely recommended treatment regimen known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Since viral infection affects the immune system by weakening the cells called CD4 cells, Lamivir tablets 100mg can prevent or reduce HIV infection to replicate by lowering viral load. So CD4 cells can increase and improve the immune system. This medication can only reduce the risk of disease progression, but not cure to spread to other people.
How does Lamivir work?
The active ingredient of Lamivir called Lamivudine is a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor that acts against retroviruses like HIV. This ingredient can inhibit the action of the viral-specific enzyme reverse transcriptase, preventing the replication of the virus. Therefore, retroviruses convert RNA into DNA, helping it to integrate into the infected immune cells.
Lamivudine can block the action of reverse transcriptase and then it breaks the viral DNA chain that reduces the production of HIV. It also helps to enhance the effectiveness if other drugs.
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What are the side effects of Lamivir?
There are some common side effects of Lamivir 100 mg tablets such as:
- Hair loss
- Loose stools of diarrhea
- Difficulty sleeping
- Arthralgia (joint pain)
- Muscle pain (spasm, shaking, weakness)
- Upper abdominal pain
Apart from these, a more serious side effect of this medication is damage to the liver and the occurrence of lactic acidosis that may cause pancreatitis, liver failure, or renal failure. Doctors refer small meals, sugar-free candy and other precautions to reduce the possibility of these side effects.
What medications interact with Lamivir?
Inform your physician about all the mdicines that you are taking during the treatment of Lamivudine. Also, ask your physician about the complete list of drugs that may interact with Lamivir 100 mg.
When should Lamivir not be taken?
Experts suggest to avoid this medication in the cases of:
- Allergic to Lamivudine or any ingredients in Lamivir
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Living with kidney or liver disease
- Taking any other retroviral medication containing Lamivudine
- Other medicines that may interact with Lamivir
- Excessive alcoholic
You have to make sure to tell about your medical history if you have had.
How should Lamivir be used?
Usually, this medicine is taken once or twice daily. You can Lamivir tablets with a glass of water, with or without food. The ideal dose of Lamivir medication depends on condition of the patient and it should be taken in combination with other HIV medication. One has to continue taking Lamivir tablets 100mg for as long as recommended by the doctor.
Missed dose of Lamivirs
If you have missed a dose of Lamivir tablets 100mg then take it as soon as you remember, but don’t increase the number of tablets to make up the damage of missed doses.
How should Lamivir be stored?
You should store Lamivir tablets at room temperature, below 25°C, in a cool and dry place. Keep it beyond the reach of children and pet.