Synthivan Tablet

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Introduction

Synthivan Tablet is a combination of antiretrovirals medicines. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Synthivan Tablet restricts the growth of HIV in the body and reduces the risk of getting HIV-related complications to improve the lifespan of an individual. The medicine should be taken with food. Taking these medicines regularly at the same time increases their effectiveness. A dose of this medicine should not be missed as it can affect your recovery. It is important to complete the full course of the treatment until your doctor advises you to stop it. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Common side effects of this medicine are headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, taste change, skin rash, tingling and numbness of feet and hand, etc. These side effects are generally temporary, but if they persist or become serious inform your doctor. This medicine can also make you feel dizzy or sleepy, so it is advised to avoid driving. Drinking plenty of fluid can help you to cope up with this side effect, so stay hydrated.

Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any health condition. Your doctor may suggest regular laboratory tests to check your blood counts, kidney and liver functions, and other health conditions. If you are HIV positive, you should not breastfeed or share personal belongings like razors or toothbrushes. Consult your doctor to know about safe sex methods in order to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.

Uses of Synthivan Tablet

Benefits of Synthivan Tablet

In Treatment of HIV infection

Synthivan Tablet controls HIV infection by preventing the virus from multiplying in the body. It also helps your immnune system to work better and may decrease your chance of developing HIV-related illnesses such as AIDS. This ensures that you live a long and healthy life. Avoid skipping doses and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit. Taking Synthivan Tablet along with practicing safer sex and making other lifestyle changes may decrease the risk of transmitting the HIV virus to other people.

Side effects of Synthivan 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 Synthivan

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Taste change
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Skin rash
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)

How to use Synthivan 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. Synthivan Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Synthivan Tablet works

Synthivan Tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Atazanavir and Ritonavir. They work by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Synthivan Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Synthivan Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Synthivan Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Synthivan Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Synthivan Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Synthivan Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Synthivan Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Synthivan Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Synthivan Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Synthivan Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Synthivan Tablet, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Synthivan Tablet is a combination medicine which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infection in the body. 
  • Take it with food, preferably at the same time each day.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • It may cause weight gain and weakening of your bones. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney and liver functions regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
  • Do not stop taking Synthivan Tablet without your doctor’s advice.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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References

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