A-Bec Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C

Introduction

A-Bec Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. It is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It helps to control HIV infection so your immune system can work better.

A-Bec Tablet is not a cure for HIV or AIDS and only helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body. This helps to lower your risk of getting HIV-related complications and improves your lifespan. It is prescribed in combination with other HIV medicines. Your doctor will recommend the best medicines for you and will decide the doses that you need. Follow carefully the instructions for all the medicines that you are given. It can be taken with or without food. Taking all these medicines regularly at the right times greatly increases their effectiveness and reduces the chances of HIV becoming resistant to them. It is important not to miss doses and to keep taking them until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and rash. These are usually not serious but tell your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. Rarely, some people may experience a skin reaction or liver damage. Your doctor will closely monitor you for these in the initial period of treatment.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin problems or liver or kidney disease. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood counts and liver function. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this medicine. Do not have unprotected sex or share personal items like razors or toothbrushes, if you are HIV positive. Talk to your doctor about safe ways like condoms to prevent HIV transmission during sex.

Uses of A-Bec Tablet


Side effects of A-Bec Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of A-Bec

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Otitis media (infection of ear)
  • Nasal infection
  • Throat infection
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Dizziness

How to use A-Bec Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. A-Bec Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How A-Bec Tablet works

A-Bec Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with A-Bec Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
A-Bec Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
A-Bec Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
A-Bec Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
A-Bec Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of A-Bec Tablet is recommended.
Talk to your doctor in case you have serious kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
A-Bec Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of A-Bec Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of A-Bec Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take A-Bec Tablet?

If you miss a dose of A-Bec Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • In combination with other medicines, it is used for the treatment of HIV infections.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • A-Bec Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.
  • You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analogue
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

Interaction with drugs

Taking A-Bec with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is A-Bec Tablet safe?

A-Bec Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How does A-Bec Tablet work?

A-Bec Tablet works by blocking the function of an enzyme, called reverse transcriptase, which is responsible for the HIV replication process. This helps to reduce the level of HIV in the blood.

Q. What is A-Bec Tablet? What is it used for?

A-Bec Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. It is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which if not controlled can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Effective control of HIV can also improve the working of the immune system.

Q. Is A-Bec Tablet effective?

A-Bec Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using A-Bec Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What is A-Bec Tablet hypersensitivity reaction?

The use of A-Bec Tablet may cause a serious or life-threatening allergic or hypersensitivity reaction. In this, one may experience fever, skin rash, nausea, vomit, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, severe tiredness and headache. Other symptoms of hypersensitivity may include joint or muscle pain, swelling of the neck, shortness of breath, sore throat, cough and occasionally inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis), mouth ulcers, low blood pressure, tingling or numbness of the hands or feet. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms and stop taking A-Bec Tablet immediately.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of A-Bec Tablet?

If you forget a dose of A-Bec Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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References

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255/2, Hinjawadi, Pune - 411057, India
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2024

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