What drug class is Epivir?

What drug class is Epivir?

Lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) is used to treat hepatitis B infection. Lamivudine is in a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by decreasing the amount of HIV and hepatitis B in the blood.

Where is ViiV located?

ViiV Healthcare’s headquarters are in Brentford in the United Kingdom and it has sites in a number of other countries including; the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.

What is another name for emtricitabine?

Emtricitabine/tenofovir, sold under the brand name Truvada among others, is a fixed-dose combination antiretroviral medication used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS.

Does lamivudine cure hepatitis B?

Patients will also receive refills of their lamivudine tablets. They will continue to be treated with lamivudine as long as it seems to control the hepatitis infection and liver disease….Long-Term Lamivudine Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis B.

Study Type : Interventional (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 50 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Why is lamivudine abbreviated as 3TC?

Lamivudine, commonly called 3TC, is an antiretroviral medication used to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. It is also used to treat chronic hepatitis B when other options are not possible. It is effective against both HIV-1 and HIV-2….Lamivudine.

Clinical data
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CAS Number 134678-17-4
PubChem CID 60825
DrugBank DB00709

Who owns ViiV?

GlaxoSmithKline Mercury Limited
ViiV Healthcare Limited/Parent organizations

How many employees does ViiV have?

How many employees does ViiV Healthcare have? ViiV Healthcare has 501 to 1,000 employees.

Is emtricitabine the same as Truvada?

Truvada (What is Truvada?) is the brand name for emtricitabine (FTC) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). The combination of these drugs was FDA-approved in 2004 for HIV treatment.