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Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet is a combination of two antiretrovirals. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet restricts the growth of HIV in the body and reduces the risk of getting HIV-related complications to improve the lifespan of an individual. The medicine should be taken in an empty stomach for better efficacy. Taking these medicines regularly at the same time increases their effectiveness. A dose of this medicine should not be missed as it can affect your recovery. It is important to complete the full course of the treatment until your doctor advises you to stop it.

The most common side effects of this medicine are nausea, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, dryness of mouth, etc. These side effects are generally temporary, but if they persist or become serious inform your doctor.

Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any health condition. Your doctor may suggest regular laboratory tests to check your blood counts and other bodily functions. If you are HIV positive, you should not breastfeed or share personal belongings like razors or toothbrushes. Consult your doctor to know about safe sex methods to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.

Uses of Lamivir S Tablet

Benefits of Lamivir S Tablet

In HIV infection

Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet works by slowing down the reproduction of the HIV virus in your body. It helps control the infection and makes your immune system work better. This lowers your chances of getting newer infections and improves your quality of life. It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS and should not be used to prevent HIV after accidental exposure to a risk.

It is very important that you take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Taking all doses in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of medicines and reduces the chances of your HIV infection becoming resistant to antiretroviral medicines. If you manage your condition properly by taking all your medicines correctly and avoiding illness, you should be able to live a near-normal life. Taking this medicine will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people although the risk is lower.

Side effects of Lamivir S Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lamivir S

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Fever
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Lamivir S Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Lamivir S Tablet works

Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Lamivudine and Stavudine. They prevent HIV (virus) from multiplying, thereby reducing the amount of virus in your body. They also increase the CD4 cell (white blood cells that protect against infection) count in your blood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet. You may need to stop taking this medicine.

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Quick Tips

  • Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
  • It may also be used for preventing HIV and should be started within 72 hours of exposure to HIV.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • Always practice safe sex while taking Lamivir S 150mg/40mg Tablet. Do not share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.

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Q. What is Lamivir S? What is it used for?

Lamivir S is a combination of two medicines that belong to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. It is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It helps to control HIV infection so your immune system can work better.

Q. How does Lamivir S work?

Lamivir S prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Q. Is Lamivir S safe?

Lamivir S is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How should I take Lamivir S?

Lamivir S should be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. This medicine is to be taken on an empty stomach to get maximum benefit. It is better to take Lamivir S at a fixed time of the day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. Is Lamivir S effective?

Lamivir S is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Lamivir S too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Lamivir S?

If you forget a dose of Lamivir S, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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References

  1. Lamivudine. South Ruislip, Middlesex: Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm Ltd.; 2012 [revised 24 Jun. 2018]. (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Stavudine. Princeton, New Jersey: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Lamivudine. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Stavudine. Anagni, Italy: Bristol-Myers Squibb; 2019. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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