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Vipteno 300mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Vipteno 300mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It is also used to treat HIV infection in combination with other anti-HIV medicines. It prevents the multiplication of viruses in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Vipteno 300mg 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. This medicine may be taken with or without food. It is used in combination with other anti-HIV medicines. 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, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, trouble sleeping, headache, and rash. These are usually not serious but inform your doctor if they bother you or will 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 may put on weight while taking medicines to treat HIV/AIDS.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney disease or bone problems. While taking 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 until you know how it affects you. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers 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.

Benefits of Vipteno Tablet

In Treatment of Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection

Chronic hepatitis B virus infection is a serious liver infection that has been there for at least 6 months and is still not cured. Vipteno 300mg Tablet helps treat this infection effectively. It lowers the chances of complications, such as new infections, and improves one’s quality of life. If this infection is not treated, it can lead to severe liver damage, which can cause other life-threatening problems, such as liver failure, or may be fatal also.

In Treatment of HIV infection

Vipteno 300mg Tablet, when used in combination with other anti-HIV medicines, prevents the HIV virus from multiplying in your body. It helps control the infection and makes your immune system work better. This lowers your chances of getting complications such as new infections and improves your quality of life. This medicine is always taken in combination with other antiretroviral medicines.

It is not a cure of HIV or AIDS and should not be used to prevent HIV after accidental exposure to a risk. It is important that you take this medicine as prescribed, following the dosage recommended by your doctor. Taking all doses in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of your combination of medicines and reduces the chances of your HIV infection becoming resistant to antiretroviral medicines. However, taking this medicine will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people.

Side effects of Vipteno 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 Vipteno

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased transaminase level in blood
  • Decreased phosphate level in blood
  • Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Fever
  • Itching

How to use Vipteno 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. Vipteno 300mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Vipteno Tablet works

Vipteno 300mg Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Vipteno 300mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vipteno 300mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vipteno 300mg 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
Vipteno 300mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Vipteno 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vipteno 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vipteno 300mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vipteno 300mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Vipteno Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Vipteno 300mg 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

  • You have been prescribed Vipteno 300mg Tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
  • In combination with other medicines, it is used for the treatment of HIV infections.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Vipteno 300mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.
  • You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Adenine analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

Interaction with drugs

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FAQs

Q. Does Vipteno 300mg Tablet prevent passing of HIV-1 and HBV to others?

In case of HIV-1 infection, Vipteno 300mg Tablet may reduce the risk of passing the virus to others, but the chances of infecting others still persist. However, in case of HBV infection, Vipteno 300mg Tablet has not proven to reduce risk of transferring the virus to others. Therefore, the patients of both HIV-1 infection and HBV infection should practice safe sex and should not share dirty needles.

Q. Is Vipteno 300mg Tablet safe?

Vipteno 300mg 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 should I take Vipteno 300mg Tablet?

You should take Vipteno 300mg Tablet in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Vipteno 300mg Tablet works best when taken with meals or just afterwards. However, taking it without food does not reduce its effectiveness. If you have any doubts, consult your doctor.

Q. For how long do I need to take Vipteno 300mg Tablet for HBV infection?

Duration of treatment will depend on the severity of HBV infection. You will need to take periodic blood tests to keep a check on the viral load and number of T cells. Your doctor will then decide the duration of the medicine accordingly. In some cases, treatment is required life long.

Q. I vomited after taking Vipteno 300mg Tablet. What should I do?

Take another tablet of Vipteno 300mg Tablet if you vomit within 1 hour of taking it. If you vomit after more than an hour of taking Vipteno 300mg Tablet, then you need not take another tablet. Consult your doctor if you have vomiting every time you take Vipteno 300mg Tablet or if the vomiting persists for a longer duration.

Q. What should I do if I forget to take Vipteno 300mg Tablet?

If you forget to take Vipteno 300mg Tablet within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, you should take Vipteno 300mg Tablet with food as soon as possible and resume the normal dosing schedule. If you miss a dose of Vipteno 300mg Tablet by more than 12 hours and it is almost time for the next dose, you should not take the missed dose and simply resume the usual dosing schedule.

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