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Brand Name(s): Epivir; Epivir-HBV
CAS n║: 134678-17-4
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What is Lamivudine?

Lamivudine is an antiviral medication. It is in a group of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) medicines called reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Lamivudine helps keep the HIV virus from reproducing in the body.

The Epivir« brand of lamivudine is used to treat HIV and hepatitis B viruses, which cause the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). On the other hand, the Epivir-HBV« brand of lamivudine is used to treat chronic hepatitis B. 

Lamivudine is not, however, a cure for HIV or AIDS.

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