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ODIVIR 300MG/400MG/600MG KIT

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Composition for ODIVIR KIT

Lamivudine(300 mg),Didanosine(400 mg),Efavirenz(600 mg)

food interaction for ODIVIR KIT

alcohol interaction for ODIVIR KIT

pregnancy interaction for ODIVIR KIT

lactation interaction for ODIVIR KIT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Efavirenz with alcohol may cause liver problems.
UNSAFE
Odivir 300mg/400mg/600mg kit 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Odivir 300mg/400mg/600mg kit is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ODIVIR KIT

Lamivudine(300 mg)

Uses

Lamivudine is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B.

How it works

Lamivudine belongs to a class of medication called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It decreases the amount of virus (HIV and hepatitis) in the blood. It also increases the number of infection fighting cells in the body (CD4 cells). It does not cure HIV completely but reduces the chances of getting acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV related infections or cancer.

Common side effects

Neuropathy, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Pancreatic inflammation, Peripheral neuropathy, Abdominal cramp, Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Joint pain, Chills, Cough, Depression, Diarrhoea, Fever, Dizziness, Fatigue, Feeling of discomfort, Headache, Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Increased blood urea, Indigestion, Insomnia, Stomatitis, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Reduced blood platelets, Worsening of hepatitis b (viral infection of liver)
Didanosine(400 mg)

Uses

Didanosine is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Didanosine is an antiretroviral drug, which belongs to a group of medicine called as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by stopping the virus from multiplying in the body.

Common side effects

Peripheral neuropathy, Rash, Abdominal pain, Liver enzyme increased, Abnormal bilirubin levels, Joint pain, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Chills, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Increased uric acid level in blood, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue
Efavirenz(600 mg)

Uses

Efavirenz is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Efavirenz belongs to a class of antiretroviral medications called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). It inhibits the replication of HIV, thereby reducing the amount of the virus in the blood. 

Common side effects

Depression, Nightmare, Impaired concentration, Indigestion, Insomnia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Headache, Nervousness, Abdominal pain, Rash, Suicidal thoughts, Dizziness, Stomach upset, Confusion, Memory loss

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Expert advice for ODIVIR KIT

  • Consult your doctor if you have diabetes and are using insulin.
  • Patients receiving this therapy are always at a risk for infections and hence should report any such cases to the doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if you take any prescription medication; Inform your doctor if you take other medicine for treatment of HIV or hepatitis B infection, hairy cell leukemia [a type of blood cancer], or antibiotics for infection.
  • Lamivudine may rarely cause a serious side effect like lactic acidosis with symptoms such as pain or weakness of muscle, numbness or feeling cold in arms or legs, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of breath, aberrant heart rate, dizziness, weak or tired feeling; hence, inform the doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • It is possible to pass on HIV when on this medication and hence it is important to take necessary precautions to prevent HIV from spreading.
  • Inform you doctor if you notice signs of change in the distribution of fat (lipodystrophy), erosion of bones (osteronecrosis), or inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • If you are on therapy it is important to use effective non hormonal method of contraception or condom so that a pregnancy can be avoided.
  • Use with caution in pediatric patients with a history of pancreatitis or other significant risk factors for pancreatitis.

Frequently asked questions for ODIVIR KIT

Lamivudine

Q.Can lamivudine cure hepatitis B?
Lamivudine is used to treat hepatitis B but some patients may be resistant to this dru

Q.Can lamivudine be crushed?
Lamivudine cannot be crushed but it can be broken into two parts to give it to children. Please go by the recommendation of the doctor

Q.Can lamivudine cause anemia?
Lamivudine may cause anemia as a side effect in some patients. Kindly consult your doctor in case any side effects are observed.

Didanosine

Q.What is didanosine drug/ what is it used for?
Didanosine is an anti-viral drug which is used in treatment of infections caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Q.How does didanosine work?
Didanosine is an antiretroviral drug, which belongs to a group of medicine called as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by stopping the virus from multiplying in the body.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)