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Can children take lamivudine?

Children can take lamivudine. They will usually receive a smaller dose of the drug than adults, based on their body weight. However, the pancreatic side effects of lamivudine can be more serious in children, especially children with AIDS. Children are also more likely to experience nausea, pain and rashes as side effects of lamivudine.

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