3TC (EPIVIR) 150MG TABLETS 60`S

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THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

Epivir is indicated as part of antiretroviral combination therapy for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected adults and children.

POSOLOGY AND METHOD OF ADMNISTRATION

The therapy should be initiated by a physician experienced in the management of HIV infection.

Epivir may be administered with or without food.

To ensure administration of the entire dose, the tablet(s) should ideally be swallowed without crushing.

Epivir is also available as an oral solution for children over three months of age and who weigh less than 14 kg or for patients who are unable to swallow tablets

Alternatively, for patients who are unable to swallow tablets, the tablet(s) may be crushed and added to a small amount of semi-solid food or liquid, all of which should be consumed immediately.

DOSAGE

Adults, adolescents and children (weighing at least 25 kg):

The recommended dose of Epivir is 300 mg daily. This may be administered as either 150 mg twice daily or 300 mg once daily.

The 300 mg tablet is only suitable for the once a day regimen.

Children (weighing less than 25 kg):

Dosing according to weight bands is recommended for Epivir tablets.

Children weighing ≥ 20 kg to <25 kg: The recommended dose is 225 mg daily. This may be administered as either 75 mg (one-half of a 150 mg tablet) taken in the morning and 150 mg (one whole 150 mg tablet) taken in the evening, or 225 mg (one and a half 150 mg tablets) taken once daily.

Children weighing 14 to < 20 kg: The recommended dose is 150 mg daily. This may be administered as 75 mg (one-half of a 150 mg tablet) taken twice daily, or 150 mg (one whole 150 mg tablet) taken once daily.

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