Treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines. Lamivudine/zidovudine is an antiviral combination. Lamivudine and zidovudine are both nucleoside analogues that work together to slow the growth of HIV by blocking an enzyme needed by the virus to reproduce.
Lamivudine-zidovudine is a combination medication used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While this combination does not cure HIV, it depletes the reservoir of available viral agents in the body, thereby reducing of AIDS developing. The drug combination belongs to a class known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), which work by affecting the rate of HIV replication. Common side effects include headache, diarrhoea and hair loss.