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Who should not take lamivudine and zidovudine?

You should not take lamivudine-zidovudine if you are allergic to Combivir, lamivudine, zidovudine or any other ingredient in the lamivudine-zidovudine tablets. You should not take it if you weigh less than 66 pounds, because the tablet comes in only one strength and the dose will be too large for you. For a similar reason, you should not take lamivudine-zidovudine if you have significant kidney or liver disease. The dose in the tablet will be too high for your body to handle. In addition, you should not take lamivudine-zidovudine if you are taking other medications that contain lamivudine, zidovudine or emtricitabine.

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