Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet is a combination of two 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).

Lamostad 150 mg/30 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine are nausea, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, dryness of mouth, etc. These side effects are generally temporary, but if they persist or become serious inform your doctor.

Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any health condition. Your doctor may suggest regular laboratory tests to check your blood counts and other bodily functions. 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 to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.

Uses of Lamostad Tablet

Benefits of Lamostad Tablet

In Treatment of HIV infection

Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet controls HIV infection by preventing the virus from multiplying in the body. It also helps your immnune system to work better and may decrease your chance of developing HIV-related illnesses such as AIDS. This ensures that you live a long and healthy life. Avoid skipping doses and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit. Taking Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet along with practicing safer sex and making other life-style changes may decrease the risk of transmitting the HIV virus to other people.

Side effects of Lamostad 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 Lamostad

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Fever
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Lamostad 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. Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Lamostad Tablet works

Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Lamivudine and Stavudine. They prevent 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 Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lamostad 150 mg/30 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
Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet 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 Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet. You may need to stop taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Lamostad Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
  • It may also be used for preventing HIV and should be started within 72 hours of exposure to HIV.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • Always practice safe sex while taking Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet. Do not share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.

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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
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
Dermatology
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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FAQs

Q. What is Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet? What is it used for?

Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that belong 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.

Q. How does Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet work?

Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Q. Is Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet safe?

Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg 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 should I take Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet?

Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. This medicine is to be taken on an empty stomach to get maximum benefit. It is better to take Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet at a fixed time of the day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. Is Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet effective?

Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg 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 Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Lamostad 150 mg/30 mg 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.

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References

  1. Lamivudine. South Ruislip, Middlesex: Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm Ltd.; 2012 [revised 24 Jun. 2018]. (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Stavudine. Princeton, New Jersey: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  4. Stavudine. Anagni, Italy: Bristol-Myers Squibb; 2019. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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