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Brand Names: U.S.: Epivir-HBV?;Epivir?
Brand Names: Canada: 3TC?;Apo-Lamivudine?;Apo-Lamivudine? HBV;Heptovir?


It is used during labor in women who have HIV but have not been treated.
It is used to treat hepatitis B infection.
It is used to treat HIV infection.
Lamivudine works to harm the virus and fight the infection.


How to take
To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better.
In HIV care, this drug is most often taken with 2 other drugs.
Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
There is a liquid (solution) if you cannot swallow pills.
Those who have feeding tubes may also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after this drug is given.

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