Who should take lamivudine?

Lamivudine is intended for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The dose for each disease is different, and the drug is actually sold in two different forms. In the United States, Epivir is intended for HIV infection and Epivir HBV is intended for HBV infection. Lamivudine is usually taken along with a combination of other drugs.

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