Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit

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Medicine Overview of Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit

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Uses of Stavudine

Stavudine is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
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Side effects of Stavudine

Common

Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness.

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How to use Stavudine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.

How Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit works

Stavudine prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
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Uses of Lamivudine

Lamivudine is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
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Side effects of Lamivudine

Common

Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Ear infection, Nasal infection, Throat infection, Sore throat, Skin rash, Muscle pain, Fever, Chills, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Lamivudine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.

How Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit works

Lamivudine prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
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Uses of Efavirenz

Efavirenz is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
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Side effects of Efavirenz

Common

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Decrease in granulocyte count, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Sleepiness, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abnormal dreams, Fatigue, Increased liver enzymes, Anxiety, Fever, Itching, Difficulty in paying attention, Increased triglyceride level in blood.

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How to use Efavirenz

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.

How Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit works

Efavirenz prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit

Expert advice for Stavudine

  • Take stavudine at least one hour before food.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may cause dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor before taking the stavudine if you have liver or kidney disease, peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling and pain in the limbs) or pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) or if you are lactose-intolerant.
  • Inform your doctor before taking stavudine if you are taking other medications like zidovudine, didanosine, doxorubicin, hydroxyurea, or ribavirin.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice problems with pancreas or liver function or suffer from symptoms of lactic acidosis (you can have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, rapid and/or deep breathing, neurological symptoms).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking stavudine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Take necessary precautions while using stavudine to prevent the spread of HIV to others.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Lamivudine

  • Consult your doctor if you have diabetes and are using insulin.
  • Patients receiving this therapy are always at a risk for infections and hence should report any such cases to the doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if you take any prescription medication; Inform your doctor if you take other medicine for treatment of HIV or hepatitis B infection, hairy cell leukemia [a type of blood cancer], or antibiotics for infection.
  • Lamivudine may rarely cause a serious side effect like lactic acidosis with symptoms such as pain or weakness of muscle, numbness or feeling cold in arms or legs, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of breath, aberrant heart rate, dizziness, weak or tired feeling; hence, inform the doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • It is possible to pass on HIV when on this medication and hence it is important to take necessary precautions to prevent HIV from spreading.
  • Inform you doctor if you notice signs of change in the distribution of fat (lipodystrophy), erosion of bones (osteronecrosis), or inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • If you are on therapy it is important to use effective non hormonal method of contraception or condom so that a pregnancy can be avoided.
  • Use with caution in pediatric patients with a history of pancreatitis or other significant risk factors for pancreatitis.

Expert advice for Efavirenz

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of mental illness or convulsions (fits or seizures).
  • Ensure that efavirenz is always taken in combination with other anti-HIV medicines and never alone.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop signs of dizziness, difficulty sleeping, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating or abnormal dreaming or any signs of skin rash or inflammation or infection.
  • Take the required precautions to prevent transmission as efavirenz does not prevent the spread of HIV virus to others through blood or sexual contact.
  • Do not drive if you have taken efavirenz as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do take if  allergic to efavirenz or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if sufering  with severe liver disease.
  • Avoid if patient is Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Warnings
Special precautions for Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Efavirenz with alcohol may cause liver problems.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit is probably safe to use d
uring lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit may make you feel dizzy,
sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit is probably safe to use i
n patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit. You may need to stop taking this medicine.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Emduo E 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg Kit

Frequently asked questions for Stavudine

Q. What is Stavudine used for?
Stavudine is used to prevent the spread of HIV or its related illness in the infected patient.

Frequently asked questions for Lamivudine

Q. Can lamivudine cure hepatitis B?
Lamivudine is used to treat hepatitis B but some patients may be resistant to this dru
Q. Can Lamivudine be crushed?
Lamivudine cannot be crushed but it can be broken into two parts to give it to children. Please go by the recommendation of the doctor
Q. Can Lamivudine cause anemia?
Lamivudine may cause anemia as a side effect in some patients. Kindly consult your doctor in case any side effects are observed.

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