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Composition for LAZID

Lamivudine(150 mg),Zidovudine(300 mg)

food interaction for LAZID

alcohol interaction for LAZID

pregnancy interaction for LAZID

lactation interaction for LAZID

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lazid tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Lazid tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for LAZID

Lamivudine(150 mg)

Uses

Lamivudine is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B.

How it works

Lamivudine belongs to a class of medication called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It decreases the amount of virus (HIV and hepatitis) in the blood. It also increases the number of infection fighting cells in the body (CD4 cells). It does not cure HIV completely but reduces the chances of getting acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV related infections or cancer.

Common side effects

Neuropathy, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Pancreatic inflammation, Peripheral neuropathy, Abdominal cramp, Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Joint pain, Chills, Cough, Depression, Diarrhoea, Fever, Dizziness, Fatigue, Feeling of discomfort, Headache, Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Increased blood urea, Indigestion, Insomnia, Stomatitis, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Reduced blood platelets, Worsening of hepatitis b (viral infection of liver)
Zidovudine(300 mg)

Uses

Zidovudine is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Zidovudine belongs to a group of medications called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), also known as antiretrovirals. Zidovudine does not cure HIV infection; it reduces the amount of viruses in the body by inhibiting the enzyme (viral reverse transcriptase) which is essential for the virus to grow. Further, zidovudine also increases some white blood cells (CD4 cells) of the body that are important in fighting infections.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Altered sleep, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache

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Expert advice for LAZID

  • Consult your doctor if you have diabetes and are using insulin.
  • Patients receiving this therapy are always at a risk for infections and hence should report any such cases to the doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if you take any prescription medication; Inform your doctor if you take other medicine for treatment of HIV or hepatitis B infection, hairy cell leukemia [a type of blood cancer], or antibiotics for infection.
  • Lamivudine may rarely cause a serious side effect like lactic acidosis with symptoms such as pain or weakness of muscle, numbness or feeling cold in arms or legs, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of breath, aberrant heart rate, dizziness, weak or tired feeling; hence, inform the doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • It is possible to pass on HIV when on this medication and hence it is important to take necessary precautions to prevent HIV from spreading.
  • Inform you doctor if you notice signs of change in the distribution of fat (lipodystrophy), erosion of bones (osteronecrosis), or inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • If you are on therapy it is important to use effective non hormonal method of contraception or condom so that a pregnancy can be avoided.
  • Use with caution in pediatric patients with a history of pancreatitis or other significant risk factors for pancreatitis.

Frequently asked questions for LAZID

Lamivudine

Q.Can lamivudine cure hepatitis B?
Lamivudine is used to treat hepatitis B but some patients may be resistant to this dru

Q.Can lamivudine be crushed?
Lamivudine cannot be crushed but it can be broken into two parts to give it to children. Please go by the recommendation of the doctor

Q.Can lamivudine cause anemia?
Lamivudine may cause anemia as a side effect in some patients. Kindly consult your doctor in case any side effects are observed.

Zidovudine

Q.Is zidovudine an antibiotic?
No, zidovudine is not an antibiotic; it belongs to a class of drugs called antiretrovirals

Q.Is zidovudine a prodrug?
Yes, zidovudine is a prodrug and must be activated (by phosphorylation in lymphocytes) in the body to exert its antiviral action

Q.Is zidovudine a protease inhibitor?
No, zidovudine is not a protease inhibitor; it is a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor

Q.How does zidovudine work?
Zidovudine belongs to a group of medications called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), also known as antiretrovirals. Zidovudine does not cure HIV infection; it reduces the amount of viruses in the body by inhibiting the chemical (viral reverse transcriptase) which is essential for the virus to grow. Further, zidovudine also increases some white blood cells (CD4 cells) of the body that are important in fighting infections.

Q.What is zidovudine used for?
Zidovudine is used in combination with other antiretroviral medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection

Q.How is zidovudine administered?
Zidovudine can be administered as tablets, syrups and suspension in combination with other antiretroviral medications

Q.Does zidovudine cause muscle pain?
Yes, muscle pain is a known adverse effect of use zidovudine

Q.Does zidovudine cause lipodystrophy?
There are no known effects of zidovudine on lipid distribution and it is not known to cause lipodystrophy

Q.How does zidovudine cause anemia?
Zidovudine is known to cause bone marrow depression and thereby cause anemia (reduction in red blood cell count)

Q.How much does zidovudine cost?
The price of zidovudine may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you.Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)