Generic Name: Lamivudine / Zidovudine
|Strength||Per Unit Price||Price|
|150/300mg (30 tablets)||$2.50||$75.3|
|150/300mg (60 tablets)||$1.72||$150 $103.95
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|150/300mg (90 tablets)||$1.63||$225 $147
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|150/300mg (120 tablets)||$1.56||$300 $187
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CHEMICAL NAME Lamivudine and Zidovudine (la MIV ue deen and zye DOE vue deen)
Combivir (Lamivudine and Zidovudine) belongs to a class of drugs called as the Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors - NNRTI. It is used to control the spread of HIV infection and the virus to other body organs.
Combivir has two drugs - Lamivudine and Zidovudine which is used in combination therapy to improve quality of life. It reduces chances of catching new infection and cancer.
Common side effects of using Combivir (Lamivudine and Zidovudine) includes - Headache, shift in body fat, sinus pain, sneezing, dizziness, trouble with sleeping, diarrhea.
However, much serious side effects may include -
Do not use the Combivir (Lamivudine and Zidovudine) if you are allergic to it or if you have certain health issues like - pancreatic issues, liver and kidney disease. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or wish to be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding a child.
Before you start using the medication, talk to your doctor about your existing medical conditions and medications that you are taking especially the herbal supplements or Over the counter drugs. Also, inform your doctor if you are taking drugs like - ganciclovir, ribavirin, etc.
Questions and Answers | FAQ Lamivudine and Zidovudine
1. Can I stop taking this medication whenever I wish?
Answer - If you stop taking the medication immediately, it will increase your risk for catching infection. Hence, consult your doctor before changing the medication or if you experience any major problems.
2. What precautions do I need to take?
Answer - Avoid engaging in sexual activity without condom. Also, avoid sharing your personal items like toothbrush, toothpaste, clothes, etc., with others.
Avoid taking any sweetened drinks or food. It is vital to avoid anything containing sorbitol as it interferes with the medication and its outcomes.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.