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Nuvir 40mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Nuvir 40mg Capsule is a medicine used in the treatment of male hypogonadism caused due to low testosterone levels. It is only prescribed to men with known medical conditions. It helps in restoring the level of testosterone in the male body.

Nuvir 40mg Capsule must be taken with food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include leg pain and dizziness. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.  Some side effects may mean you should stop taking this medicine shortness of breath, frequent or persistent erections, and low sperm count.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Your doctor might perform regular blood tests to keep track of testosterone, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Uses of Nuvir Capsule

Side effects of Nuvir Capsule

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Leg pain

How to use Nuvir Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Nuvir 40mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Nuvir Capsule works

Nuvir 40mg Capsule is similar to the natural male hormone, testosterone. It works by replenishing the deficient testosterone levels in adult men. Lack of testosterone may cause various health problems including impotence, infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depressive mood and bone loss.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Nuvir 40mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Nuvir 40mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Nuvir 40mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Nuvir 40mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nuvir 40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nuvir 40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nuvir 40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nuvir 40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Nuvir 40mg Capsule for the treatment of low testosterone levels.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor red blood cells, liver function, testosterone, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels while taking Nuvir 40mg Capsule.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as frequent or persistent erections, irritability, nervousness or weight gain after starting treatment with this medicine.

Patient Concerns

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nuvir will help to increase the facial hair?
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Dear PATIENT can understand your problem but you are intelligent enough to understand that both quantity and quality of hairs differs from person to person and it has a genetic predisposition, there is very little we can do to change it. You can certainly visit nearby endocrinologists as there might be some underlying hormonal abnormalities.
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Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
First get total testosterone level done Testosterone supplements r available in capsule, gel and injectable forms
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FAQs

Q. Can Nuvir be used for body building purpose?

No, Nuvir should not be used for increasing muscle mass and physical ability in healthy individuals, as this may cause harmful effects when used inappropriately. Also, in healthy individuals, if Nuvir is given externally, it may cause hormonal imbalance.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Nuvir?

It is recommended to take this medicine with food. The dose and duration for which you need to take this medicine is decided by your doctor depending on your exact medical condition. Make sure to follow the doctor’s advice. However, it is recommended to take it at the same time each day, to ensure consistent levels of medicine in the body.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Nuvir?

The common side effects are increased red blood cells, diarrhea, stomach pain or discomfort, leg pain, dizziness, increased sweating, headache, acne, breast pain, and gynecomastia. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with the doctor.

Q. Who should not take Nuvir?

Nuvir should not be given to men with breast cancer, prostate cancer and kidney disease. It should be avoided in patients who had or presently have liver cancer and in those who have increased levels of calcium in blood. It should not be used by females, children below 18 years, and elderly patients more than 65 years of age.

Q. What are the major health risks associated with Nuvir therapy?

The major health risks associated with the use of Nuvir in men are heart attack, stroke, and prostatic carcinoma.

Q. Can Nuvir have any harmful effect if I am a diabetic?

Nuvir may decrease blood glucose levels, and therefore, the dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced. Consult your doctor for advice.

Q. Will there be a problem if I am taking warfarin and have started Nuvir?

You should get blood tests done more frequently for checking your bleeding time (time taken to stop bleeding) when you are taking warfarin along with Nuvir, especially when starting and stopping Nuvir. Talk to your doctor for advice.

Q. How long does it take for Nuvir to show its effects?

While some of the effects of Nuvir may start showing effects after 3 weeks, some may take longer. For example, effect on sexual interest appears after 3 weeks, while changes in erections/ejaculations may take up to 6 months.

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