|| Epivir Oral Solution
*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Epivir Oral Solution?
Epivir is used along with other medications in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The active ingredient lamivudine is classified as a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) type of medication. It works by helping decrease the amount of HIV in the body and allowing the immune system to function better. It will lower the chance of complications such as cancer and new infections to improve your quality of life.
How is Epivir Oral Solution used?
Epivir should be taken as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times per day spread out in even intervals. The tablet can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some fluids. Contact a doctor for correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their reaction to the medication. The solution should be measured with a special measuring device or spoon and should not be taken with a household spoon to ensure the correct dosage is administered. The medication can be used to treat HIV but cannot be used as a cure or decrease the risk of spreading the virus to others.
Epivir Oral Solution may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Sleepy problems
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Loss of appetite
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Mental or mood changes
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Joint pain
- Vision problems
- Severe stomach pain
- Signs of new infections
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Epivir Oral Solution is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.