What should I know about lamivudine, nevirapine and zidovudine?

LNZ (lamivudine, nevirapine and zidovudine) will not cure HIV or decrease the risk of the transmission of HIV through sexual contact. LNZ needs to be taken at the same time daily exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you have experienced any allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in LNZ, you should not take it. Use of LNZ during pregnancy should be discussed with a doctor. Nevirapine has been shown to cause some severe liver issues, so if you already have liver disease or previous liver toxicity problems, be sure your doctor knows about them. Zidovudine may have some serious side effects including anemia and blood toxicity. The zidovudine/lamivudine combination could cause a severe condition called lactic acidosis and liver issues, including negatively affecting existing hepatitis B virus infection in someone who has both HIV and HBV.

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