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Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Epivir. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Epivir include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Ear, nose, or throat infections
  • Fatigue or a general ill feeling (malaise)
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain).
     
(Click Epivir Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions With Epivir

Epivir can interact with a few other medications (see Epivir Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Had inflammation of the pancreas (known as pancreatitis) in the past
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Epivir Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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