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Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet is a combination of three antiretrovirals. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet restricts the growth of HIV in the body and reduces the risk of getting HIV-related complications to improve the lifespan of an individual. The medicine should be taken in an empty stomach for better efficacy. Taking these medicines regularly at the same time increases their effectiveness. A dose of this medicine should not be missed as it can affect your recovery. It is important to complete the full course of the treatment until your doctor advises you to stop it.

Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, trouble sleeping, headache, and rash. These are usually not serious, however, inform your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. This medicine can also make you feel dizzy or drowsy, so it is advised to avoid driving. In addition to that, avoid alcohol consumption as it may increase the intensity of the side effects. While on the treatment, generally, some people may experience bone pain. To cope up with this you can take calcium and vitamin D supplements as per your doctor’s advice. Birth control pills are ineffective with this medicine, therefore other reliable birth controls should be used.

Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any kidney, liver, or bone disease. Your doctor may suggest regular blood tests to check your blood counts, liver function, and kidney function. If you are HIV positive, you should not breastfeed or share personal belongings like razors or toothbrushes. Consult your doctor to know about safe sex methods in order to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.

Uses of Forstavir Tablet

Side effects of Forstavir Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nightmare
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Flatulence
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Rash

How to use Forstavir 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. Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Forstavir Tablet works

Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet is a combination of three antiviral medicines: Emtricitabine, Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and Efavirenz. They work by preventing 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg 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
Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg 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
Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
  • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime, to reduce side effects.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet can cause birth defects. Use effective contraception while taking Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet and 12 weeks after stopping it.
  • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney and liver functions regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
  • Do not stop taking Forstavir 200 mg/300 mg/600 mg Tablet without your doctor’s advice.

Patient Concerns

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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
  1. Emtricitabine. Carrigtohill, Ireland: Gilead Sciences Ireland UC; 2018. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Tenofovir disoproxil. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2017. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Efavirenz. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire: Generics [UK] Limited; 2018. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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