What should I avoid while taking lamivudine and zidovudine?

While you are taking lamivudine-zidovudine, you should avoid contact with people who have contagious infections. You may be more susceptible to developing infections because of your human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or because lamivudine-zidovudine can lower your white blood cell count. You also should avoid behaviors that may cause you to transmit the HIV to another person. Other medications that contain lamivudine or zidovudine should also be avoided, so that you are not taking too much of these drugs. When you start taking lamivudine-zidovudine, you should avoid driving or performing other tasks that require alertness until you find out if the drug causes you to become dizzy or drowsy. You should also avoid excess alcohol or medications that cause dizziness or drowsiness, especially if lamivudine-zidovudine is already causing you to experience these symptoms.

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