Class/mechanism: Antiretroviral; Lamivudine is a cytidine analogue and can inhibit both types (1 and 2) of HIV reverse transcriptase and also the reverse transcriptase of hepatitis B.
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Diseases for which it is used
No known antineoplastic properties. Used for prevention of HBV reactivation for HBV carriers.
Also known as
- Brand name: Epivir