Lamivudine Coupon - Lamivudine 150mg tablet

Generic Epivir, Epivir Hbv

LAMIVUDINE, 3TC (la ME vyoo deen, 3TC) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. Compare hepatitis B NRTIs.
Lamivudine Coupon - Lamivudine 150mg tablet

Lamivudine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

If you have hepatitis B and HIV, talk to your doctor if you plan to stop this medicine. The symptoms of hepatitis B may get worse if you stop this medicine.

Do not treat severe stomach pain, nausea or vomiting with over-the-counter medicines. Contact your doctor.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach discomfort

black, tarry stools

bleeding gums


blood in the urine or stools




darkened urine

decreased appetite


difficulty with swallowing


fast heartbeat

fast, shallow breathing


general feeling of discomfort

general tiredness and weakness


light-colored stools

loss of appetite

muscle cramps or spasms

muscle pain or stiffness

nausea and vomiting

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pinpoint red spots on the skin

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness

skin rash, hives, or itching


tightness in the chest

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach


burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs


general feeling of discomfort or illness




muscle or joint pain

sensation of pins and needles

sore throat

stabbing pain

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

stuffy or runny nose

trouble sleeping

weight loss

Incidence not known

Blurred vision

dry mouth

flushed, dry skin

fruit-like breath odor

hair loss or thinning of the hair

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

pale skin


troubled breathing with exertion

unexplained weight loss

weight gain around your neck, upper back, breast, face, or waist

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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