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    Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz

    Information about Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz

    Lamivudine + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + efavirenz uses

    Lamivudine+Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate+Efavirenz is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

    How lamivudine + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + efavirenz works

    This is a combination of three antiviral medicines: Lamivudine, Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and Efavirenz. They work by preventing 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.

    Common side effects of lamivudine + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + efavirenz

    Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Tiredness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nightmare, Weakness, Depression, Fever, Cough, Diarrhea, Skin rash
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    Dr. Love Sharma
    B.Pharm, M.Pharm (Pharmacy Practice), PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MBBS, MD (Pharma)
    Last updated on:
    28 Sep 2018 | 09:50 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz

    • Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz is a combination of three medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
    • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime, to reduce side effects.
    • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
    • Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz can cause birth defects. Use effective contraception while taking Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz and 12 weeks after stopping it.
    • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.
    • Your doctor may monitor your kidney and liver functions regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
    • Do not stop taking Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz without your doctor’s advice.


    Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)