Epivir is an antiviral drug used to control HIV or hepatitis B infection. It works by preventing the virus from multiplying, but will not cure HIV or hepatitis B.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Epivir exactly as prescribed.
Before taking Epivir, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Epivir include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Can I stop taking Epivir if I’m feeling better?
Epivir does not cure HIV or hepatitis B, and should not be discontinued unless directed by your doctor. If you stop taking antiviral drugs your symptoms will return.
What if I have HIV and hepatitis B?
If you already take Epivir to treat HIV, do not take Epivir-HBV to treat hepatitis B.