Lamistar 40 (Lamivudine) Drug Price and Information

Lamivudine (Lamistar 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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Lamistar 40 - Genix Pharma (Pvt.) Ltd.

Lamistar 40  Tablet  

Generic : Lamivudine
10 Tablets
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Lamistar 40 from Genix Pharma (Pvt.) Ltd.


When is Lamistar 40 prescribed?

It is prescribed for -

What should be the dose and frequency?

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.

What are the common side effects of Lamistar 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.

How to use Lamistar 40?

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


In which conditions should Lamistar 40 be avoided?



What are the Precautions needed with Lamistar 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.

Are there any additional Precautions?

Advice parents to monitor pediatric patients for symptoms of pancreatitis.

At What Temperature Should it be Stored?

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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