Lavir 150mg Tablet


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Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by admin

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Lavir 150 Tablet – OVERVIEW

Lamivudine (150mg)
Lavir 150mg Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.
Lavir 150mg Tablet is not a cure for HIV or AIDS and only helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body. This helps to lower your risk of getting HIV-related complications and improves your lifespan. It is prescribed in combination with other HIV medicines. Your doctor will recommend the best medicines for you and will decide the doses that you need.

Follow carefully the instructions for all the medicines that you are given. It can be taken with or without food. Taking all these medicines regularly at the right times greatly increases their effectiveness and reduces the chances of HIV becoming resistant to them. It is important not to miss doses and to keep taking them until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and rash. These are usually not serious but tell your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. Rarely, some people may experience a skin reaction or liver damage. Your doctor will closely monitor you for these in the initial period of treatment.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin problems or liver or kidney disease. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood counts and liver function. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this medicine. Do not have unprotected sex or share personal items like razors or toothbrushes, if you are HIV positive. Talk to your doctor about safe ways like condoms to prevent HIV transmission during sex.



  • In Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection

In patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, Lavir 150mg Tablet works by preventing the HBV virus from multiplying in the body. It helps control the infection and makes the immune system work better. This lowers the chances of getting complications and improves the quality of life. This medicine is always taken in combination with other antiretroviral medicines. It is not a cure and should neither be used to prevent HBV infection. It is important that you take this medicine as prescribed, following the dosage recommended by your doctor. Taking all doses in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of the medicine.


Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lavir 150

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain
  • Rash


Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lavir 150mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.


Lavir 150mg Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.


alcohol warningAlcohol
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lavir 150mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy carePregnancy
Lavir 150mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Lavir 150mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Lavir 150mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Lavir 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lavir 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lavir 150mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Lavir 150mg Tablet is recommended.

baby warning  CHILDREN CAUTION
Lavir 150mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years.

Habit Forming (Lavir 150 Tablet)

The Lavir 150mg is not habit-forming. It is a prescription medication that should be used only as directed by your healthcare provider.

Do not share this medication with others, as it is specifically prescribed based on individual needs and medical conditions.

   expert advice


A: If you miss a dose of Lavir 150mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

  • You have been prescribed Lavir 150mg Tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
  • In combination with other medicines, it is used for the treatment of HIV infections.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Lavir 150mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.
  • You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don’t share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.


Q: Is LAVIR 150 TABLET safe in pregnancy?

A: LAVIR 150 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless it is considered clearly necessary. LAVIR 150 TABLET may cause side effects in unborn babies. If you have taken LAVIR 150 TABLET during your pregnancy, your doctor may request regular blood tests and other diagnostic tests to monitor the development of your child. Consult your doctor before taking it.

Q: Does LAVIR 150 TABLET cure HIV infection?

A: LAVIR 150 TABLET does not completely cure HIV infection; it reduces the amount of virus in your body and keeps it at a low level. It also increases the CD4 cell count (important in fighting infection) in your blood.

Q: Can I stop taking LAVIR 150 TABLET?

A: LAVIR 150 TABLET helps to control your condition. You need to keep taking it every day to stop your illness getting worse. You may still develop other infections and illnesses linked to HIV infection. Keep in touch with your doctor and do not stop taking LAVIR 150 TABLET unless your doctor advice you to stop.

Q: Can LAVIR 150 TABLET cause diarrhea?

A: Yes. Diarrhea is a common side effect of LAVIR 150 TABLET. Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Do not take any medicine on your own for treating diarrhoea. Contact your doctor if your diarrhoea did not improve.

Q: Can LAVIR 150 TABLET be crushed?

A: Take LAVIR 150 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food, but if you cannot swallow the tablets whole, you may crush and mix them with a small amount of food or drink and take all the dose immediately.

Q: What if I forget to take a dose of LAVIR 150 TABLET?

A: If you forget to take a dose of LAVIR 150 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember and then continue your treatment as usual. Do not take the medicine twice to make up for a forgotten dose.

Q: Can I pass HIV to other people while taking LAVIR 150 TABLET?

A: HIV infection is spread by sexual contact with infected person or by transfer of infected blood (for example, by sharing injection needles). You can still pass on HIV when taking LAVIR 150 TABLET, although the risk is lowered by effective antiretroviral treatment. Consult your doctor regarding the precautions needed to avoid passing the infection to other people.

Q: What other side effects can I have while taking LAVIR 150 TABLET?

A: During treatment with LAVIR 150 TABLET, there may be an increase in weight and in levels of blood fats and glucose. This is somewhat linked to restored health and lifestyle and in the case of elevation of blood fats sometimes linked to the HIV medicines. Inform your doctor if you feel any related changes, they’ll test for confirmation.

Q: Does LAVIR 150 TABLET cause changes in body fat?

A: Yes, LAVIR 150 TABLET can cause changes in body fat in people with HIV infection. These changes may include an increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (buffalo hump), breast and around the middle of your body (trunk). Loss of fat from the legs, arms and face may also happen. Contact your doctor if you experience any changes in your body fat.


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