What should I know about lamivudine before taking it?

Lamivudine can have major side effects that you should be aware of before taking it. It can cause a slowly accumulating excess of lactic acid, which can produce muscle pain, nausea and circulatory problems. It can also cause major problems in the liver and pancreas. You should not take lamivudine if your medical history indicates that these organs might be susceptible to disease or damage. You should be aware that the medication Combivir contains lamivudine along with another antiretroviral drug and should not be taken with another dose of lamivudine.

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