Evirenz 200mg Tablet

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Introduction

Evirenz 200mg 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.

Evirenz 200mg Tablet reduces the chances of getting HIV-related complications and improves your lifespan. It can be taken empty stomach or with food and is prescribed in combination with other HIV medicines. 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 to keep taking them regularly 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. Consult your doctor urgently if you experience a skin reaction or liver damage. 

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin, liver, or kidney problems. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood cell 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 Evirenz Tablet


Side effects of Evirenz 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 Evirenz

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Agranulocytosis (deficiency of granulocytes in the blood)
  • 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
  • Rash

How to use Evirenz 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. Evirenz 200mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Evirenz Tablet works

Evirenz 200mg Tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells, thereby stopping the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Evirenz 200mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Evirenz 200mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Evirenz 200mg 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
UNSAFE
Evirenz 200mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Evirenz 200mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Evirenz 200mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Evirenz 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Evirenz 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Evirenz 200mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

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Quick tips

  • Evirenz 200mg Tablet is used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
  • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime to reduce side effects.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • 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.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • You might experience dizziness or abnormal dreams during initial days of treatment. Consult with a doctor if it bothers you or does not go away. 
  • Use a reliable method of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Non-nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Non-Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)

Interaction with drugs

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FAQs

Q. What is Evirenz 200mg Tablet? What is it used for?

Evirenz 200mg 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). It helps to control HIV infection so your immune system can work better.

Q. Is Evirenz 200mg Tablet safe?

Evirenz 200mg 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 Evirenz 200mg Tablet work?

Evirenz 200mg 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. Is Evirenz 200mg Tablet effective?

Evirenz 200mg 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 Evirenz 200mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Evirenz 200mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Evirenz 200mg 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.

Q. Is it safe to take Evirenz 200mg Tablet in pregnancy?

No, Evirenz 200mg Tablet is not safe to be taken in pregnancy. Some animal studies have shown that Evirenz 200mg Tablet may cause birth defects if given to pregnant mothers. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Evirenz 200mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
MRP
288.9
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10 tablets in 1 strip
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