Product Information

Registration Status: Active

LAVUDIN STANDARD F.C. TABLET 100MG is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 2017-03-31. It is marketed by NOVEM HEALTHCARE PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN15204P.

This product contains Lamivudine 100mg in the form of TABLET, FILM-COATED. It is approved for ORAL use.

This product is manufactured by Standard Chem. & Pharm. Co. Ltd in TAIWAN.

It is a Prescription Only Medicine that can only be obtained from a doctor or a dentist, or a pharmacist with a prescription from a Singapore-registered doctor or dentist.



A reverse transcriptase inhibitor and zalcitabine analog in which a sulfur atom replaces the 3' carbon of the pentose ring. It is used to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis B (HBV).


For the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B (HBV).

Mechanism of Action

Lamivudine is a synthetic nucleoside analogue and is phosphorylated intracellularly to its active 5'-triphosphate metabolite, lamivudine triphosphate (L-TP). This nucleoside analogue is incorporated into viral DNA by HIV reverse transcriptase and HBV polymerase, resulting in DNA chain termination.


Lamivudine was rapidly absorbed after oral administration in HIV-infected patients. Absolute bioavailability in 12 adult patients was 86% ± 16% (mean ± SD) for the 150-mg tablet and 87% ± 13% for the oral solution. The peak serum lamivudine concentration (Cmax) was 1.5 ± 0.5 mcg/mL when an oral dose of 2 mg/kg twice a day was given to HIV-1 patients. When given with food, absorption is slower, compared to the fasted state.
Apparent volume of distribution, IV administration = 1.3 ± 0.4 L/kg. Volume of distribution was independent of dose and did not correlate with body weight.
Metabolism of lamivudine is a minor route of elimination. In man, the only known metabolite of lamivudine is the trans-sulfoxide metabolite. This biotransformation is catalyzed by sulfotransferases.


* Renal clearance = 199.7 ± 56.9 mL/min [300 mg oral dose, healthy subjects] * Renal clearance = 280.4 ± 75.2 mL/min [single IV dose, HIV-1-infected patients] * Total clearance = 398.5 ± 69.1 mL/min [HIV-1-infected patients]


The most common reported adverse reactions (incidence ≥15%) in adults were headache, nausea, malaise and fatigue, nasal signs and symptoms, diarrhea, and cough.

Active Ingredient/Synonyms

(-)-1-((2R,5S)-2-(Hydroxymethyl)-1,3-oxathiolan-5-yl)cytosine | (-)-2'-Deoxy-3'-thiacytidine | 2',3'-Dideoxy-3'-thiacytidine | 3'-Thia-2',3'-dideoxycytidine | 3TC | beta-L-2',3'-Dideoxy-3'-thiacytidine | beta-L-3'-Thia-2',3'-dideoxycytidine | Lamivudin | Lamivudina | Lamivudine | Lamivudinum | Lamivudine |

Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.


  1. Health Science Authority of Singapore - Reclassified POM
  2. Drugbank