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Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet belongs 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.

Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet is not a cure for HIV/AIDS and only helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body. This helps to lower your risk of getting HIV-related complications and improves your lifespan. It may also be used to prevent HIV infection in some people at high risk. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with other HIV medicines. Your doctor will recommend the best medicines for you and will decide the doses that you need. Follow carefully the instructions for all the medicines that you are given. This medicine is best taken with food. Taking these medicines regularly at the right time greatly increases their effectiveness and reduces the chances of HIV becoming resistant to them. It is important not to miss doses and to keep taking them until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, headache, trouble sleeping, rash, and dizziness. These are usually not serious but inform your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. It can also increase the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) if you take it for a long time. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor. Some people put on weight while taking medicines to treat HIV/AIDS.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney disease or bone problems. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood counts, liver function, and kidney function. Since this medicine may cause dizziness or sleepiness, do not drive if you experience these symptoms. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine. Do not have unprotected sex or share personal items like razors or toothbrushes if you are HIV positive. Talk to your doctor about safe ways like condoms to prevent HIV transmission during sex.

Uses of Ricovir EM Tablet

Benefits of Ricovir EM Tablet

In HIV infection

Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet contains two active substances both of which belong to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. The combination works by slowing down the reproduction of the HIV virus in your body. It helps control the infection and makes your immune system work better. This lowers your chances of getting newer infections and improves your quality of life. This medicine is always taken in combination with other antiretroviral medicines. It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS and should not be used to prevent HIV after accidental exposure to risk.

As well as being a treatment for HIV infection it may be prescribed to prevent infection if you are at high risk. Some things that increase your risk include having a sexual partner who is infected, having unprotected sex, having multiple partners, and use of drugs. It is very important that you take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Taking all doses in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of medicines.

Side effects of Ricovir EM 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 Ricovir EM

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash

How to use Ricovir EM 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. Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ricovir EM Tablet works

Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Emtricitabine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 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
Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 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.
  • Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 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 Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 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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Q. What is Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet? What is it used for?

Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 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. Is Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet safe?

Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 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 does Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet work?

Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet works by blocking the function of an enzyme, called reverse transcriptase, which is responsible for the HIV replication process. This helps to reduce the level of HIV in the blood.

Q. Is Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet effective?

Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 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 Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What is Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet hypersensitivity reaction/ what is Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet hypersensitivity?

The use of Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet may cause a serious or life-threatening allergic or hypersensitivity reaction. In this, one may experience fever, skin rash, nausea, vomit, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, severe tiredness and headache. Other symptoms of hypersensitivity may include joint or muscle pain, swelling of the neck, shortness of breath, sore throat, cough and occasionally inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis), mouth ulcers, low blood pressure, tingling or numbness of the hands or feet. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms and stop taking Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet immediately.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Ricovir EM 200 mg/300 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

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  2. Emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Foster City, California: Gilead Sciences, Inc; 2005. [Accessed on 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Emtricitabine. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Foster City, California: Gilead Sciences, Inc; 2001 [revised Jan. 2012]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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