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EMDUO E 40 MG/150 MG/600 MG KIT

MRP: Rs. 98.60 for 1 packet(s) (3 kits each)
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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Efavirenz with alcohol may cause liver problems.
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.
Emduo e 40 mg/150 mg/600 mg kit is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Stavudine(40 mg)


Stavudine is used in combination with other anti-viral drugs in the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. It does not cure the infection, but prevents the spread of HIV and HIV-related illnesses such as suppression of immunity, cancer and other infections.

How it works

Stavudine belongs to a group of drugs called as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by inhibiting multiplication of viruses thus decreasing their levels in the infected patient.

Common side effects

Nerve injury, Pain, Numbness of extremity, Acne-like rash, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Diarrhoea, Headache, Movement disorder
Lamivudine(150 mg)


Lamivudine indicated as part of antiretroviral combination therapy for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected adults and children and also used in the treatment of Hepatitis B virus infection.

How it works

Lamivudine belongs to a class of medication called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It decreases the amount of virus (HIV and hepatitis) in the blood. It also increases the number of infection fighting cells in the body (CD4 cells). It does not cure HIV completely but reduces the chances of getting acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV related infections or cancer.

Common side effects

Neuropathy, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Pancreatic inflammation, Peripheral neuropathy, Abdominal cramp, Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Joint pain, Chills, Cough, Depression, Diarrhoea, Fever, Dizziness, Fatigue, Feeling of discomfort, Headache, Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Increased blood urea, Indigestion, Insomnia, Stomatitis, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Reduced blood platelets, Worsening of hepatitis b (viral infection of liver)
Efavirenz(600 mg)


Efavirenz is used in combination with other medications for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

How it works

Efavirenz belongs to a class of antiretroviral medications called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). It inhibits the replication of HIV, thereby reducing the amount of the virus in the blood. 

Common side effects

Depression, Nightmare, Impaired concentration, Indigestion, Insomnia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache, Nervousness, Abdominal pain, Rash, Suicidal thoughts, Dizziness, Stomach upset, Confusion, Memory loss


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Expert advice for EMDUO

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for EMDUO


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


Q. Can lamivudine cure hepatitis B?
Lamivudine is used to treat hepatitis B but some patients may be resistant to this drug
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.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)