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Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) work by being incorporated into the viral DNA, making it ineffective.

Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

Usual Dosage
1 X 150mg tablet twice per day or 1 X 300mg tablet once per day

Side Effects to report to your doctor immediately

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Confusion or psychosis (Rare)

Drug Interactions and Incompatibility

  • Resistance develops rapidly when taken alone, therefore should only be used in combination therapy.
  • Other medications may interact with 3TC, therefore it is important to notify your doctor of other medications you are currently taking before starting 3TC.

All of your Antiviral Medications must be taken exactly as prescribed, without skipping or altering doses. Please notify you doctor if you have any problems with these or any of your medicines.


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