Duovir Tablet


Overview

Uses of Duovir Tablet
Duovir Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
Duovir Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Muscle damage
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
How to use Duovir 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. Duovir Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Duovir Tablet works
Duovir Tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Lamivudine and Zidovudine. They prevent HIV (virus) from multiplying, thereby reducing the amount of virus in your body. They also increase the CD4 cell (white blood cells that protect against infection) count in your blood.
Duovir Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Duovir Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Duovir Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Duovir Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Duovir Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Duovir Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Duovir Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Duovir Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Duovir Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Duovir Tablet is a combination of two medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
  • It may also be used for preventing HIV and should be started within 72 hrs of an exposure to HIV.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Duovir Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • Always practice safe sex while taking Duovir Tablet. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Nov 2018.
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