Lamivir for HIV treatment
Lamivir is the combination of the generic names of two antiretroviral drugs used in HIV treatment:
- Lamivudine: Lamivudine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) antiretroviral drug. It works by inhibiting the reverse transcriptase enzyme, which is necessary for HIV replication. Lamivudine is commonly used in combination with other antiretroviral medications to suppress the replication of the virus and reduce the viral load in the body.
- Nevirapine: Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) antiretroviral drug. It also targets the reverse transcriptase enzyme to block HIV replication. Nevirapine is often used as part of combination therapy for HIV treatment.
Lamivir brand name used in some regions for a fixed-dose combination of Lamivudine and Nevirapine. Fixed-dose combinations can make it easier for patients to adhere to their treatment regimen and improve overall treatment outcomes.