Generic Medication guide:
Purchasing medications online is very beneficial for people who reside in the U.S. This way they can save a lot of money because the generic medications sold online are much cheaper than the brand-name drugs sold at their local pharmacies and they do not need to get a prescription every time they need a refill. It is especially important if they need to use a certain medication for a long period of time and if the medication’s cost for a month is more than 500 dollars.
Our online pharmacy specializes on the qualitative generic medications that are identical to the well-known brand drugs. We sell them at affordable prices to gain loyal customers instead of chasing a quick buck. If you want to buy Generic Epivir online cheap, you are in the right place! Read this medication guide to be sure that the drug we sell is what you really.
History of Generic Epivir
The active substance on which the brand-name medication named Epivir is based is called Lamivudine. It is based on the substance called Racemic BCH-189 first synthesized in 1988 by the Canadian molecular pharmacologist Bernard Belleau who was working on the development of the medications to treat HIV and hepatitis B viruses. In 1989, the samples of the initial formulation and the original substance with a subtracted enantiomer were sent to the chemist Yung-Chi Cheng, in Yale University, for the performing of tests on the medication toxicity. He discovered that the medication is much less toxic and more effective without the enantiomer and when combined with zidovudine. Namely this, adjusted formula was approved by the American FDA in 1995 for a combination therapy with zidovudine. From 2002, Lamivudine is also approved as an independent medication but in lower dosages.
Currently, the drug is included in the List of Essential Medicines by the World Health Organization meaning that it is considered one of the most important medications required in a basic health care system.
To date, the price for a monthly use of the medication in the U.S. is over 300 dollars.
When Lamivudine (Epivir) is currently used?
As an independent treatment, Lamivudine (Epivir) is currently used for the treatment of hepatitis B. The drug was initially believed to be a new means to treat HIV, though the dosages needed to suppress the virus are very toxic for a human body. The effective treatment of hepatitis B requires much lower, safe dosages. For the treatment of HIV, Lamivudine is currently used as a part of a combination therapy in a fixed small dosage per pill. The drug is called Combivir or Generic Combivir. To know more about it, check out our section of antiviral medications.
How does Generic Epivir medication act?
The substance blocks 1 and 2 HIV reverse transcriptase and the reverse transcriptase of hepatitis B. The antiviral effect is achieved through the damaging of the virus DNA. Doing so, the substance not only prevents the viruses from spreading but also kills already existing cells.
It is very convenient to buy Generic Epivir online because the drug can be safely administered by mouth at home and its bio-availability (the quantity of the active substance that works in the human body) is over 80%. The half-life of the medication is from 5 to 7 hours in adults and up to 2 hours in children.
Is there a difference between the brand-name medication and the generic?
The medications marketed as Generic Epivir are identical to the brand-name medication. They have different names and are priced cheaper but not because they are counterfeit drugs or are inferior. The different names are due to the fact that other pharmaceutical companies cannot use the same trademarks for their products even if they are identical to the brand medication sold by the drug inventor. As for the cheaper price, it is due to the fact that the companies who make the drug didn’t invent the formula. They use already existing formula and tests without investing in their own research.
However, when you buy Generic Epivir cheap online, you need to be cautious. First of all, choose only reliable sellers who have positive reviews from the customers on their website and on the other websites. Secondly, you need to check the active substance of the medicine you buy and the dosage per pill by yourself. You can do so asking the pharmacy’s staff to send you a picture of the medication package they plan to send you.
How to use Generic Epivir?
The instruction for the medicine has the following dosages:
- Adults and teenagers (12-16 years) need to take 150 mg 2 times a day. If the body weight is less than 50 kilograms (110 lbs), then the dosage should be 2mg per kilogram of the body weight taken 2 times a day.
- For children from 3 months to 12 years the dosage is calculated based on weight, 4 mg per kilogram of the body weight should be administered 2 times a day. The maximum daily dosage is 300 mg.
The medication is prescribed only in combination with zidovudine. Since the medication is very toxic and can cause serious damage to the vital organs, it is important to consult your doctor first and follow his or her recommendations strictly if they are different from the instruction.
Whom the drug is contraindicated?
The drug is contraindicated in renal and/or liver failure, pancreatitis (including history), peripheral neuropathy (including history), pregnancy, lactation, infancy up to 3 months (data on efficacy and safety is not available).
What side effects can the drug cause?
The medication can cause the following adverse reactions: headache, dizziness, weakness, insomnia, depression, neuropathy, cough, flu-like symptoms, anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, necrotizing pancreatitis (possibly fatal), myalgia, arthralgia, leukopenia, anemia, fever, increased perspiration, alopecia, and allergic reactions.
Considering that some of the side effects can be fatal or lead to irreversible damage to the health of the patient, it is important to consult your doctor before you buy Generic Epivir online and take the drug under a doctor’s supervision. It means that when you start using the medication, you should take necessary blood tests and undergo examinations timely. If you experience any of the side effects even those that are not listed here, you need to contact your doctor and inform him or her about them immediately.
Where to buy Generic Epivir?
You can buy the brand medication at the nearest drugstore if you have a prescription or look for a local pharmacy that sells generics. However, if you want to save and buy the medication cheaper and without a prescription, you should choose an online pharmacy situated outside the U.S.
Interactions with other medications
For the best effect, the medication is taken with other antiviral drugs. You can read the information online about the medications with which it is combined but it is better to follow the instructions of your doctor who will choose the right medication for a combination therapy suitable namely for your case.
Lamivudine can negatively interact with some medications either decreasing or amplifying their effect. Therefore, you need to inform your doctor before you buy Generic Epivir about all drugs and supplements you use or plan to use.
The viruses the drug is used to treat are highly contagious. Therefore, you need to inform your sexual partner that you are infected and make him or her go to a doctor and receive appropriate preventive therapy or treatment. You should also use barrier contraception to avoid the spread of the virus and notify your dentist about the virus so he or she would use a dental dam.
Never skip appointments and laboratory and/or medical tests such as kidney and liver tests, viral load and T-cell counts. They are crucial for monitoring of the treatment progress and adverse reactions check.
If you or somebody you know has overdosed on the medication, call the ambulance or poison help line immediately and follow the instructions of the doctors.
Form of release
The medication is sold as an independent drug in form of tablets for the treatment of HIV, Epivir-HBV tablets for hepatitis B virus, Zeffix tablets, and others and in fixed-dosage combinations with zidovudine, abacavir, and with zidovudine and abacavir.
Before you buy Generic Epivir, ask your doctor whether a combination therapy or a fixed-dosage combination drug can be used instead.
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