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How soon after taking Epivir will my symptoms improve?

It is difficult to predict how soon after taking Epivir (lamivudine) your symptoms will improve. However, since the purpose of Epivir is to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B from continuing to multiply, you may not see symptoms improve, but they may not worsen, either. Epivir must reach a therapeutic level within your body for it to begin working. It may take some time (several months) for your immune system to rebuild a sufficient number of infection fighting cells. Missing doses may slow down this process. Your doctor may be able to provide more specific details on what to watch for related to symptom improvement.

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