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RICOVIR EM 200 MG/300 MG TABLET

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Composition for RICOVIR EM

Emtricitabine(200 mg),Tenofovir(300 mg)

food interaction for RICOVIR EM

alcohol interaction for RICOVIR EM

pregnancy interaction for RICOVIR EM

lactation interaction for RICOVIR EM

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ricovir em 200 mg/300 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Ricovir em 200 mg/300 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for RICOVIR EM

Emtricitabine(200 mg)

Uses

Emtricitabine is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Emtricitabine belongs to class of medication called antiretroviral medicines. It works by inhibiting the enzyme needed for DNA synthesis (nucleoside reverse transcriptase) thereby lowering the growth and decrease the amount of HIV in body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Abnormal dreams, Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood, Increased creatine kinase level in blood, Indigestion, Insomnia, Rash, Itching, Vomiting, Pain, Weakness
Tenofovir(300 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Tenofovir is an antiviral drug belonging to class nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Its  structure closely resembles the natural structure of viral DNA, that helps it to incorporateitself into the viral DNA. By doing so, it blocks the activity of an important viral enzyme reverse transcriptase which is involved in the replication of viral DNA, a process essential for survival of the virus.

Common side effects

Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Peripheral neuropathy, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Mood changes, Depression, Flatulence, Headache, Indigestion, Liver enzyme increased, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Weakness, Nausea, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for RICOVIR EM

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  • TENVIR EM TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 73.33/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 2200
    pay 13% more per tablet
  • TENOF EM TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Hetero Drugs Ltd
    Rs. 51.33/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 1540
    save 21% more per tablet
  • TRUVADA 200 MG/300 MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 83.67/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 2510
    pay 29% more per tablet
  • TENTIDE EM TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 66.67/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 2000
    pay 2% more per tablet
  • TOFOCOM 200MG/300MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 65.71/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 1971.42
    pay 1% more per tablet

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    MBBS, DNB
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Expert advice for RICOVIR EM

  • Do not take emtricitabine capsule/oral solution, if you are allergic to emtricitabine or any other ingredient of capsule/oral solution.
  • Stop taking emtricitabine, if you suffer from deep or rapid breathing, drowsiness, nausea (urge to vomit), vomiting and stomach pain.
  • Do not take emtricitabine, if you have kidney or liver problems; if you are overweight or have diabetes, high cholesterol.

Frequently asked questions for RICOVIR EM

Emtricitabine

Q.What class is emtricitabine?
Emtricitabine and tenofovir belongs to class of antiretroviral medicines

Q.What is emtricitabine and tenofovir?
Emtricitabine and tenofovir used for treatment of HIV infection

Q.What is emtricitabine used for?
Emtricitabine is used in combination with other medicines to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection

Q.How does emtricitabine work?
Emtricitabine works by inhibiting the enzyme for DNA synthesis (nucleoside reverse transcriptase) thereby lowering the growth and decrease the amount of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in body

Q.Why emtricitabine is called FTC?
FTC is the short form assigned to emtricitabine for common referral term.

Tenofovir

Q.Is tenofovir a NRTI?
Yes. Tenofovir is an antiviral drug belonging to class nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

Q.What is tenofovir/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate used for/ What does tenofovir treat?
Tenofovir is an antiviral drug used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. It may also be used in very limited cases of long-term infections of liver caused by hepatitis B virus

Q.Is Viraday safe/ effective?
Viraday is a trade name for fixed-dose combination of drugs efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. It is safe and effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is viraday the same as atripla?
Yes. Viraday and atripla are trade names for fixed-dose combination of drugs efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. They are used in the treatment of HIV

Q.How does tenofovir work?
Tenofovir is an antiviral drug belonging to class nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). By the virtue of its structure that closely resembles the natural structure of viral DNA, tenofovir incorporates itself into the viral DNA. By doing so, it blocks the activity of an important viral enzyme reverse transcriptase which is involved in the replication of viral DNA, a process essential for survival of the virus

Q.Does tenofovir cause hair loss?
Hair loss is not a known side effect of tenofovir

Q.Does tenofovir cause lipodystrophy?
Tenofovir may cause lipodystrophy (build up or loss of body fat) especially in elderly patients with HIV. Physical examination of fat redistribution and monitoring of blood levels of lipids and sugar may be advised in elderly

Q.How does tenofovir cause renal toxicity/renal failure?
Tenofovir is predominantly excreted by the kidneys. The part of kidneys involved in its excretion is called the proximal tubule. Studies indicate that tenofovir accumulation in the proximal tubule due to interaction with other drugs (eg. ritonavir) or prolonged use is responsible for kidney damage (renal toxicity). The kidney damage may then progress to kidney failure

Q.Does tenofovir cure hepatitis B/ Is viraday effective/does viraday work?
Yes. Viraday is effective against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and some cases of hepatitis B. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)