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Lamivudine is available as an oral tablet or solution.

What is this medication for?

Lamivudine reduces the amount of the hepatitis B virus in the blood and may help improve liver function and reduce further liver damage.

How should I take this medication?

The tablet should be swallowed whole with water, with or without food.

What are some possible side effects of this medication?

Inform your doctor if this becomes difficult to manage.

Your doctor may suggest acetaminophen (Tylenol or other brand) if the headache is very bothersome.


May resolve; but inform your doctor if it persists.


‎May resolve; but inform your doctor if it persists.

Take with food or milk.


If does not resolve or worsens, inform your doctor.

Fever, pain in ear, jaw, pain when chewing food, nasal discharge that is not clear.


Inform your doctor if you are experiencing:

  • severe abdominal pain with nausea or vomiting
  • yellow-colored skin or eyes, stomach or abdominal pain, dark urine or pale stools
  • unexplained changes in your body appearance (weight gain around waste and/or face)
  • pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet‎

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