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Drug information on Emduo E 40 (Lamivudine) from Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Emduo E 40

  Kit
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Lamivudine
 98.60
600mg/150mg/40mg
1kit

Drug Name : Lamivudine

Lamivudine(Epivir) generic Emduo E 40 is a potent nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nRTI), prescribed for HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis B either alone or with other medication. It works by reducing the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Emduo E 40 may be prescribed


Side effects of Emduo E 40

   Most common : Headache, nausea, uneasiness, fatigue, nasal signs and symptoms, diarrhea and cough.

   Body as a Whole : Fever or chills.

   Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, abdominal cramps and indigestion.

   Central Nervous System : Nerve disease, sleep disorders, dizziness and depression.

   Skin : Skin rashes.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle/Joint pain.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adults: 150 mg twice daily administered in combination with zidovudine. For patients with body weight less than 50 kg, the recommended oral dose is 2 mg/kg twice daily.
Children(3 months to 12 years): The recommended dose is 4 mg/kg twice daily to a maximum of 150 mg twice a day.

How to use Emduo E 40?

It comes as a tablet and oral solution to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Emduo E 40 not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Emduo E 40

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of hepatitis B, kidney disease, pancreas disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It should not be used in children less than 2 years old.

• It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Emduo E 40

Advice parents to monitor pediatric patients for symptoms of pancreatitis.

Storage Conditions for Emduo E 40

Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat and direct light.
Store the oral solution form in the refrigerator. However, keep the medication from freezing.



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