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LamivudineAbout LamivudineNucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor ,cytidine analogue, Antiretroviral.Mechanism of Action of LamivudineLamivudine is a deoxy cytidine nucleoside analogue. It undergoes phosphorylation in the presence of Kinase enzyme and form Lamivudine triphosphate. This Lamivudine triphosphate competitively inhibit HIV reverse transcriptase enzyme which is responsible for the conversion of viral RNA to pro viral DNA and is then added to host cell chromosome. Lamivudine triphosphate terminates elongation of pro viral DNA and results in inhibition of viral replication. Lamivudine triphosphate is also a potent inhibitor of HBV (hepatitis B virus)Pharmacokinets of LamivudineAbsorption: It is rapidly absorbed after oral administration. Distribution: It is widely distributed in the body. Metabolism: Metabolism is insignificant. Excretion: It is excreted in urineOnset of Action for LamivudineN/ADuration of Action for LamivudineN/AHalf Life of Lamivudine5 - 7 hoursSide Effects of Lamivudine1.Nausea
12.FeverContra-indications of LamivudineHypersensitivity to LamivudineSpecial Precautions while taking Lamivudine1.Renal impairment
2.Hepatic dysfunctionPregnancy Related InformationUse with cautionOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationUse with caution
Indications for Lamivudine1.HIV infections
2.Treatment of chronic Hepatitis BInteractions for LamivudineTrimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole: Results in an increase in AUC of Lamivudine and a decrease in renal clearance.
Zidovudine: Results in an increase in C max. of Zidovudine.Typical Dosage for LamivudineAdult: 100 - 300 mg / day in 2 divided dose
HIV infection: 300 mg / day in 2 divided dose
Treatment of chronic Hepatitis B: 100 mg / day
Children: 4 - 8 mg / kg /day in 2 divided dose
HIV infection: 4 mg / kg /day in 2 divided dose
Schedule of LamivudineHStorage Requirements for LamivudineStore it at 15 -25 degree C in a tightly closed container .Protect away from heat and lightEffects of Missed Dosage of LamivudineTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time to take the next dose then skip the missed dose and do not double the doseEffects of Overdose of LamivudineGive supportive measures and treatment.
Home Delivery for Lamivudine in Your City
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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for lamivudine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for lamivudine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take lamivudine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for lamivudine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for lamivudine with the pharmacy.
Lamivudine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for lamivudine might be better known than lamivudine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have lamivudine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for lamivudine.