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Retrolam 150mg Injection

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Composition for Retrolam 150mg Injection

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Primary uses of Retrolam 150mg Injection

MRP
11.52
1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Retrolam Injection

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Uses of Retrolam Injection

Retrolam 150mg Injection is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
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Retrolam Injection side effects

Common

Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Ear infection, Nasal infection, Throat infection, Sore throat, Skin rash, Muscle pain, Fever, Chills, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Retrolam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Retrolam Injection works

Retrolam 150mg Injection prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Retrolam Injection

Expert advice for Retrolam Injection

  • 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.
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Retrolam Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Retrolam Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Retrolam 150mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Retrolam 150mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Retrolam 150mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Retrolam 150mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Retrolam 150mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE
Retrolam 150mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Retrolam 150mg Injection is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Retrolam Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Retrolam 150mg Injection, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Retrolam Injection

Frequently asked questions about Lamivudine

Q. Can lamivudine cure hepatitis B?
Lamivudine is used to treat hepatitis B but some patients may be resistant to this dru
Retrolam cannot be crushed but it can be broken into two parts to give it to children. Please go by the recommendation of the doctor
Retrolam may cause anemia as a side effect in some patients. Kindly consult your doctor in case any side effects are observed.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Retrolam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Retrolam with Ribavirin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ribavirin: Rebetol
Retrolam with Ganciclovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ganciclovir: Ganguard, Cytogan, Gavir
Retrolam with Famciclovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Famciclovir: Virax FC, Famcimac, Famtrex, Penvir
Retrolam with Valacyclovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Valacyclovir: Zimivir, Valcet, Valtoval, Valamac
Retrolam with Valganciclovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Valganciclovir: Cymgal, Cmvee, Valgacel, Valcept, Valgan
Retrolam with Acyclovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Retrolam with Allopurinol
LIFE-THREATENING
Retrolam with Streptomycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Streptomycin: Ambistryn-S, Streptomycin
Retrolam with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Retrolam with Gentamicin
SERIOUS
Retrolam with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Zepox, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel, Anxizide, Librate, Serelib, Tribrium, Cebrum
Retrolam with Netilmicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Netilmicin: Netilmac, Netsafe, Netspan, Ntn, Netromycin, Netilcin
Retrolam with Nalbuphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nalbuphine: Rubuphine, Nalfy, Nacphin
Retrolam with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Retrolam with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin, Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab
Retrolam with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Retrolam with Kanamycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Kanamycin: Kanamac, Kancin
Retrolam with Nicergoline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicergoline: Cholergol, Sermion, Nicerbium
Retrolam with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Ticin
Retrolam with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard, Phenotone, Epitan
Retrolam with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Retrolam with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Retrolam with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Retrolam with Tobramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tobramycin: Tobo, Tobrasulf, Toracin, Tobamist
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