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Evirenz 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Evirenz Tablet

Evirenz Tablet side effects

Common
  • 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
  • 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 200 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Evirenz Tablet works

Evirenz 200 mg Tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Evirenz Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Evirenz 200 mg Tablet. Taking Efavirenz with alcohol may cause liver problems.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Evirenz 200 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
Evirenz 200 mg 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
Evirenz 200 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Evirenz 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Evirenz 200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Evirenz 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Evirenz 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Evirenz 200 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Evirenz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Acigo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Arifril
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Auxicasp, Canducid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Evirenz

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Sexologist
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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References
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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