What does generic stand for? Generic means using a different name for the same ingredients. The contents of the pills are absolutely the same in our generic version and the branded original.
Why are our products so inexpensive? There are a number of reasons for that. We do not spend large sums of money on marketing, there are no taxes to be paid as the product come into the country unregistered, the manufacturer is located in an offshore zone and the production costs are much lower. Child labor is never used.
Where are your physicians (doctors) licensed? Our physicians are U.S licensed. We use only board certified physicians and U.S licensed pharmacies.
How do you ship orders? We can offer 2 shipping methods at the moment: Trackable Courier Service: the packages sent by this postal service can by tracked by the tracking number supplied after the order is shipped.
Lamivudine is a Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) from the family of antiretroviral medication, which are used for the treatment of HIV-infection. It slows down the progress of the HIV-virus by preventing it from infecting healthy cells. However, this medication is not a cure for HIV, and it cannot help cells that have already been infected with the virus. Lamivudine can also be an effective treatment against Hepatitis B and can reduce the amount of this virus in the body to very low levels.
Due to the nature of this medication, we strongly recommend delivery by courier service, which can be tracked online and only takes 4-7 business days.
Cipla Sold Under Brand Name:
Epivir, Lamivir, Zeffix
Average Delivery Time:
How to use Lamivudine should be taken orally, once or twice a day. You can take this medication with or without food.
Follow the directions of your doctor exactly as he will determine your dosage based on a variety of factors, including your height, weight, age, general health and the condition that is being treated.
Overdose If you suspect you have taken too much Lamivudine, contact your local posion control center or the emergency medical services immediately.
Missed dose If you miss a dose of Lamivudine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not try to make up for a missed dose by doubling up.
Notes Make sure to always use an effective barrier method during sexual activity to prevent infection with the HIV-virus or Hepatitis B.
Do not share this medication with others, as they may have a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
You should have regular medical tests and check-ups while taking Lamivudine to see how you are responding to the medication and if you are suffering from any side effects.
Storage Store Lamivudine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from heat and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL OTHER MEDICATION OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Important note The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of this medication is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
* Illustrations are for graphic purposes only and the ordered medication may differ in appearance.
Precautions Before taking Lamivudine, discuss your medical history with your doctor, especially if you suffer or have suffered from:
Major surgeries, infections or injuries
Excessive alcohol usage
If you are diabetic and you are using Lamivudine in liquid form, talk to your doctor first. This medication contains sucrose, so when you begin using this medication as a diabetic it is strongly recommended to monitor your blood sugar levels closely.
Children (especially those suffering from Pancreatitis) and elderly people may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication, so caution is recommended if any of these age groups start using Lamivudine.
Lamivudine is classed as Pregnancy Category C by the FDA, which means no adequate studies have been done to determine the risks of this medication when used by pregnant women. You should not use it when pregnant. Contact your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment. Lamivudine passes into breast milk and could potentially harm a nursing infant. Therefore, you should not use this medication when breast feeding.
Drug Interactions Before using Lamivudine, tell your doctor of all prescription and non-prescription medication you use, especially:
Lamivudine/zidovudine combination products
This is only a partial list and other drugs may interact with Lamivudine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Common potential side effects of Lamivudine include:
Infections of the ear, nose or throat
If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Inform your doctor straightaway if any of the following unlikely but serious side effects occur:
Mental or mood changes
Muscle or joint pain
Persistent nausea or vomiting
Stomach or abdominal pain
Yellowing of eyes or skin
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:
Deep or rapid breathing
Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following unlikely but serious allergic reactions to Lamivudine:
Itching or swelling (especially of the face, tongue or throat)
Notify your doctor if you experience any other side effects than the ones mentioned above, especially if they are bothersome.
How does Lamivudine work?
Lamivudine is an anti-HIV and Hepatitis B treatment, which belongs to the class of Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs). Reverse transcriptase forms part of the reproduction process of the HIV-virus and is responsible for infecting cells and spreading the virus. Lamivudine prevents reverse transcriptase from working properly and infecting healthy cells. This slows down the progress of the virus.
You can consume alcohol in moderation while taking this Lamivudine. However, both alcohol and Lamivudine can have a negative effect on the liver and pancreas and excessive use of alcohol while taking this medication can lead to long-term liver damage.
Can I take Lamivudine when pregnant or breastfeeding?
Lamivudine is classed as Pregnancy Category C by the FDA, which means no adequate studies have been done to determine the risks of this medication when used by pregnant women. You should not use it when pregnant. Contact your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment.
Lamivudine passes into breast milk and could potentially harm a nursing infant. Therefore, you should not use this medication when breast feeding.
This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy. During your treatment with Lamivudine you should not drive, use heavy machinery or engage in any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform these activities safely.
Brand names appearing on this site are registered trademarks of their respective companies. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or other similar international agency. The information on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Prescription, OTC, nutritional or other products are not offered to diagnose or prescribe medical or psychological conditions, nor claim to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such conditions, nor to recommend specific products as treatment of disease or to provide diagnosis, care, treatment or rehabilitation of individuals, or apply medical, mental health or human development principles. The information herein is not a substitute for medical advice from your primary care physician. Testimonial results are not typical.