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Brand name: Zetlam TM

Active ingredients: lamivudine

What it is used for

Zetlam (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 adolescents also require evidence of active hepatic inflammation. (see Clinical Trials). The safety and efficacy of Zetlam (lamivudine) have not been established in patients with decompensated liver disease in placebo controlled studies. However, Zetlam (lamivudine) has been shown to reduce HBV DNA levels prior to and post liver transplantation

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Lifetime is 24 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A peach, film-coated, capsule shaped, biconvex beveled edge tablet debossed with 'LN1' on one side and 'M' on the other side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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