lamivudine

Adult
Uses
  • HIV-1 infection
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity to lamivudine
Drug interactions
  • emtricitabine, ganciclovir-valganciclovir
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • anorexia
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • myalgia
  • dizziness
  • neuropathy
  • insomnia
  • fat redistribution
  • immune reconsititution syndrome
  • lactic acidosis
  • hepatomegaly
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
150 mg twice daily or 300 mg once daily
Monitoring
  • liver function test
  • HIV viral load
  • CD4 count
  • amylase
  • bilirubin
Source of Suggestion
Suggestion from clinicians (Added on June, 2016)