Lamivudine and Zidovudine (Systemic)
Brand Names : Combivir
Proper Use of This Medicine
and zidovudine combination may be taken with food or on an empty stomach.
Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor
. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take
it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Also, do not stop taking lamivudine
and zidovudine combination without checking with your doctor first.
Keep taking lamivudine and zidovudine combination for
the full time of treatment
, even if you begin to feel better.
This medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood.
To help keep the amount constant, do not miss any doses
. If you need help in planning the best times to take your medicine,
check with your health care professional.
Only take medicine that your doctor has prescribed specifically for you.
Do not share your medicine with others.
Dosing - Lamivudine and zidovudine combination contains
a fixed amount of each medicine.
dosage form (tablets):
For human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection:
Adults and teenagers who weigh more than 50 kilograms (kg) (110 pounds) - 150
milligrams (mg) of lamivudine and 300 mg of zidovudine (equivalent to one
tablet) two times a day.
Adults and teenagers who weigh 50 kg (110 pounds) or less - Use
is not recommended.
Children - Use is not recommended.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, 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 dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.