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|RATING||REASON||SIDE EFFECTS FOR EPIVIR-HBV||COMMENTS||SEX||AGE||DURATION/|
|3||Chronic HBV||No side effects||Developed lamivudine-resistant HBV (YMDD) after only 8 months. I am Genotype C, eAG positive, but confirmed precore mutant by testing.||M||38||12 months ||1/7/2008||5||M||29||7 months ||4/1/2005||4||hepatitis B||first 3 month light headache, next 6 months malaise/fatigue, 6th to 9th month hair loss, terrible nails||easy to take-just one pill a day, but without insurance pricey||F||35||9 months ||1/31/2005|
EPIVIR-HBV (LAMIVUDINE): Lamivudine-HBV is used to treat hepatitis B infection. It is not a cure for hepatitis B and does not prevent the passing of hepatitis B to others. This medication is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) that works by slowing the growth of the virus, thereby decreasing liver damage caused by the virus. (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)