Lamivir Hbv Tablet 10'S

LAMIVUDINE 100MG
By Cipla Ltd
Prescription Needed
M.R.P.: Rs.130.90
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What is LAMIVIR HBV Tablet used for?

LAMIVIR HBV Tablet is a synthetic nucleoside analogue, which is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B infection.

LAMIVIR HBV Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does LAMIVIR HBV Tablet work?

LAMIVIR HBV Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This synthetic nucleoside analogue is incorporated into the viral DNA by certain enzymes. Thus, it inhibits viral DNA replication and propagation.

How to use LAMIVIR HBV Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take LAMIVIR HBV Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of LAMIVIR HBV Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with LAMIVIR HBV Tablet?

Drugs that interact with LAMIVIR HBV Tablet include the following:

  • Bexarotene
  • Efavirenz
  • Leflunomide
  • Lomitapide
  • Lopinavir
  • Mipomersen
  • Nelfinavir
  • Teriflunomide
  • Zalcitabine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of LAMIVIR HBV Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of LAMIVIR HBV Tablet:

  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Swelling of mouth

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions LAMIVIR HBV Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LAMIVIR HBV Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on LAMIVIR HBV Tablet.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of LAMIVIR HBV Tablet.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Suddenly stopping the medication may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid LAMIVIR HBV Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Be cautious while taking LAMIVIR HBV Tablet if you have any liver impairment.

You are advised not to take LAMIVIR HBV Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking  LAMIVIR HBV Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of muscle problems, pancreas problems, abnormal blood cell counts, liver disease, diabetes, nerve or kidney problems.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about LAMIVIR HBV Tablet

:
  1. Is it safe to take LAMIVIR HBV Tablet in case of diabetes?
  2. No, LAMIVIR HBV Tablet may affect the blood glucose levels. Please consult your doctor before taking LAMIVIR HBV Tablet.

  3. How should LAMIVIR HBV Tablet be stored?
  4. Store the drug at room temperature and avoid exposure to sunlight and moisture.

  5. What are the other formulations available for LAMIVIR HBV Tablet?
  6. LAMIVIR HBV Tablet medicine is available only in the tablet dosage form.

  7. How long can I take LAMIVIR HBV Tablet?
  8. LAMIVIR HBV Tablet medicine should be taken till the course is completed. Abrupt discontinuation of the medicine may lead to recurrence of the disease.

  9. Is it safe to alter the dose of LAMIVIR HBV Tablet?
  10. No. Do not alter the dose of LAMIVIR HBV Tablet medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any problem with the dose.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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