from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An antiretroviral drug, C8H11N3O3S, that is a nucleoside analog and inhibits replication of HIV by inhibiting reverse transcriptase.

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  • noun medicine A nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, 2',3'-dideoxy-3'-thiacytidine that is used for the treatment of HIV and chronic hepatitis B

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  • noun a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is very effective in combination with zidovudine in treating AIDS and HIV


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably (methy)l + ami(no)– + -vudine, antiviral suff. (from zidovudine).]


  • In addition to interferon, a drug called lamivudine also called 3TC or Epivir may be an effective option to treat your chronic HBV infection.


  • The Caesar scientists gave a drug called lamivudine to 1,895 patients from around the world who were already taking zidovudine - also known as AZT, which is the first drug found to have a beneficial effect on HIV-positive patients, Lancet said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mylan will make available its second-line antiretroviral treatments -- atazanavir, ritonavir, tenofovir and lamivudine.

    Pfizer, Mylan to Discount HIV Drugs

  • The four drugs will be available in three pills, with tenofovir and lamivudine combined into a single pill, for $475 a year.

    Pfizer, Mylan to Discount HIV Drugs

  • A cocktail of second-line treatments for adults -- combining tenofovir, lamivudine and lopinavir/ritonavir -- has been discounted to about $659 a year, down from prevalent market prices ranging from $1,000 to more than $4,000 a year in low - and middle-income countries, respectively, said Anil Soni, the Clinton foundation's chief operating officer.

    Clinton Foundation, Unitaid Strike

  • Clinton added the this new line of AIDS treatment is made affordable through a reduction in the prices of first line treatment that combines the drugs tenofovir, lamivudine and efavirenz.

    Clinton bats for reduced prices for HIV/AIDS pills

  • Combivir made by Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC contains lamivudine and zidovudine.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • SIMBA treated 397 infants in Rwanda and Kampala with a syrup containing either lamivudine or nevirapine -- both powerful antiretroviral drugs -- during a three - to four-month period of breastfeeding and the month subsequent to weaning.


  • Aspen's package includes one pill that is the generic equivalent of Combivir made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC of the United Kingdom and contains two drugs, lamivudine and zidovudine.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Cipla's Triomune, which combines lamivudine, stavudine and nevirapine in a single tablet, were carried out in compliance with required standards.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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