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Generic name: lamivudine or 3TC


ViiV Health

What it does:
Helps prevent replication of HIV

Traditional dosage:
300 mg daily, in one or two doses, in tablets or oral solution.

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Do not take with Emtriva, Combivir, Epzicom, Trizivir, Atripla, Truvada, Stribild, or Complera. Epivir is not recommended for use in combination with zalcitabine. There is risk of severe liver decomposition if you take combination antiretroviral therapy and interferon alfa drugs for hepatitis C.

Side effects:
Most serious: buildup of lactic acid, severe liver problems, changes in body fat, or immune system changes
Other: headache, nausea, malaise, fatigue, nasal problems, diarrhea, cough

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