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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Lamivudine
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BRAND LISTING - Heptovir (called Epivir in USA) (Lamivudine)
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HEPTOVIR (LAMIVUDINE)

Heptovir Description

Heptovir, also called Epivir or generic Lamivudine, is an anti-viral medication that is prescribed in the treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is provided as a pill and should be taken by mouth with or without food. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Heptovir belongs to a class of medications known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and may be prescribed in combination with other medications if you have been diagnosed with HIV.

For those diagnosed with the hepatitis B virus, your doctor can prescribe Heptovir to decrease the amount of the hep B virus in your body and it may also help to reduce the damage it caused to your liver.

How Heptovir Works

Reverse transcriptase is a part of HIV that is required to infect cells and make more of the virus. Heptovir prevents reverse transcriptase from working properly, thus slowing the growth or reproduction of HIV. When used in combination with other medications, Lamivudine helps to slow the destruction of the immune system and delay problems related to HIV and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This medication will not cure HIV, but it can help prevent the virus from reproducing and spreading throughout your body. In doing so, it will also reduce the negative impact and keep you healthier for longer.

HIV Facts

Most drug regimens for HIV involve a combination of 3 or 4 antiviral medications that can reduce your viral load by targeting the virus on several levels. This helps to strike at different growing stages of the virus and is also a way to decrease the risk of the virus becoming resistant and getting out of control. With a combination drug, if the virus mutates and becomes resistant to 1 of the drugs, there are 2 or 3 more drugs in your body that will fight to stop the virus from multiplying.

Before You Start Heptovir

Ask your doctor if Heptovir is safe to take if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. To ensure that Heptovir is the right medication for you, your doctor will need to know whether you have recently taken or are currently taking other HIV medications and if you have ever had any liver, kidney, or pancreatic problems in the past. Discuss any current OTC and Rx drugs you take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin supplements, to know if Heptovir is the right HIV medication for you.

Proper Use of Heptovir

You will also want to watch for signs of serious pancreatic issues, including severe stomach pain, fast heart rate, dark colored urine, and yellowing of the skin; tell your doctor immediately if they develop. Until you know how Heptovir will affect you, avoid operating a vehicle, machinery, or taking part in any tasks that may be considered unsafe if you are impaired in any way. Keep all medications out of children’s reach and never share them with anyone. Taking Heptovir or other antiviral meds will not protect your partner from being infected with HIV. You are still able to pass the virus on through saliva, semen, and blood.

Possible Heptovir Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia and fatigue

You should contact your physician if you experience any of the following more serious side effects: signs of poor blood clotting; redistribution of body fat; severe muscle cramping; tingling or numbness in limbs.

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