Active ingredients: lamivudine
What it is used for
Zeffix (lamivudine) is indicated for the treatment of children (2 years and above), adolescent and adult patients with chronic hepatitis B and evidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. This indication is based on changes in serological and histological markers in clinical studies of up to 2 years duration in adult patients with compensated liver disease and serological data up to 18 months in children and adolescents. Children and adolescent also require evidence of active hepatic inflammation. (see Clinical Trials). The safety and efficacy of Zeffix (lamivudine) have not been established in patients with decompensated liver disease in placebo controlled studies. However, Zeffix (lamivudine) has been shown to reduce HBV DNA levels prior to and post liver transplantation.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Clear colourless/pale yellow liquid with the odour of fruit (strawberry/banana).
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient lamivudine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems