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T-Lamirenz Tablet


Product introduction

T-Lamirenz 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).

T-Lamirenz 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 in an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime for better efficacy. Taking these medicines regularly at the same time increases their effectiveness. A dose of this medicine must 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine are impaired concentration, abnormal dreams, headache, nausea, weakness and fatigue, nasal congestion, diarrhea, rash, dizziness, trouble sleeping, pain, depression, and cough. These are usually not serious and go away within 2-4 weeks of treatment, however, inform your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. As it can also make you feel dizzy or drowsy, it is advised to avoid driving. In addition to that, avoid alcohol consumption as it may increase the intensity of the side effects.

Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any kidney, liver, or other diseases. Your doctor may suggest some laboratory tests before and during the treatment to check your blood counts, liver and kidney functioning, and other health and mental 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 to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.

Uses of T-Lamirenz Tablet


Side effects of T-Lamirenz 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 T-Lamirenz

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Muscle pain
  • Lipodystrophy (skin thickening or pits at the injection site)
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Increased triglyceride level in blood
  • Elevated creatinine kinase
  • Elevated levels of serum amylase
  • Blood in urine
  • Increased transaminase level in blood

Serve side effects of T-Lamirenz

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Muscle damage
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Impaired coordination
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Convulsion
  • Tremors
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Pancreatic inflammation
  • Liver failure
  • Hepatitis (viral infection of liver)
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Worsening of hepatitis B (viral infection of liver)
  • Breathlessness
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Softening of bones
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased phosphate level in blood
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome

How to use T-Lamirenz 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. T-Lamirenz Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How T-Lamirenz Tablet works

T-Lamirenz Tablet is a combination of three antiviral medicines: Lamivudine, Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and Efavirenz. They work by preventing 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
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with T-Lamirenz Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
T-Lamirenz Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
T-Lamirenz 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
T-Lamirenz 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
T-Lamirenz Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of T-Lamirenz Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
T-Lamirenz Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of T-Lamirenz Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take T-Lamirenz Tablet?

If you miss a dose of T-Lamirenz 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

  • T-Lamirenz Tablet is a combination of three medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
  • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime, to reduce side effects.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • T-Lamirenz Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • T-Lamirenz Tablet can cause birth defects. Use effective contraception while taking T-Lamirenz Tablet and 12 weeks after stopping it.
  • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.
  • 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 T-Lamirenz Tablet without your doctor’s advice.

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Please send pictures of affected area for better diagnosis and treatment.
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It might be due to viral infection in childhood so cant get better but still visit ent specialist to see if there is nose block as correcting that might help
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References

  1. Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate+Lamivudine+Efavirenz. Place of publication: Mylan Laboratories Limited; Sep. 2014. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Lamivudine. South Ruislip, Middlesex: Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm Ltd.; 2012 [revised 24 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Tenofovir disoproxil. Limassol, Cyprus: Remedica Ltd.; 2018. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Efavirenz. South Ruislip, Middlesex: Aurobindo Pharma - Milpharm Ltd.; 2014 [revised 10 Dec. 2018]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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