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Lamivudine, Nevirapine and Zidovudine

Lamivudine, Nevirapine and Zidovudine

What other information should I know?

Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

Keep a supply of lamivudine and zidovudine on hand. Do not wait until you run out of medication to refill your prescription.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Lamivudine and zidovudine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • heartburn
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • depression
  • stuffy nose
  • cough
  • joint pain

Zidovudine, Lamivudine And Nevirapine Dosage

Take zidovudine, lamivudine and nevirapine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Zidovudine, Lamivudine And Nevirapine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Zidovudine, Lamivudine And Nevirapine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. 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.

Lamivudine / Nevirapine / Zidovudine falls into category B:

There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Lamivudine / Nevirapine / Zidovudine. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.

Precautions

Before taking lamivudine/zidovudine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to either drug; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, liver problems (such as hepatitis B or C, cirrhosis), disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis), alcohol use, low red/white blood cell counts.

 

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