Lamivudine is used together with other anti-retroviral medicines in the treatment of HIV-1 infection and chronic hepatitis b virus (HBV) infection.
How it Works
Lamivudine is a nucleoside analogue, it works by destroying CD4 helper cells and stopping the HIV virus from spreading.It blocks the action of the Reverse Transcriptase enzyme which helps the virus replicate, this results in destroying the viral HIV chain
Common Side effects
Patients who take Lamivudine may suffer from such side effects; Fatigue, Headache, Insomnia, Dyspepsia, Nausea, Cramps and Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Ear and/or Nasal infection, Sore throat, Skin rash, Muscle pain, Fever, Chills, Diarrhoea