ATC codes: J05AR01
Human immunodeficiency virus disease without mention of associated disease or condition, clinical stage unspecified ICD11 code: 1C62.Z
Lamivudine + zidovudine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core (EML)
Oral > Solid: 30 mg + 60 mg Tablet (EMLc) ; 150 mg + 300 mg Tablet (EML)
EML status history
First added in 2007 (TRS 946)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Changed in 2009 (TRS 958)
Changed in 2015 (TRS 994)
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The Expert Committee recommended the removal of lamivudine + zidovudine 150 mg + 300 mg from the EMLc to be in alignment with the recommendations of the Inter-Agency Task Team on Prevention and treatment of HIV in Pregnant Women, Mothers and their Children (1). References: 1. Update to the optimal list of paediatric ARV formulations. IATT Meeting Report, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-12 September 2013 Geneva: World Health Organization; 2013. Available from: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/documents/s21435en/s21435en.pdf.