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Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit


Introduction of Lamivudine

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit 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).

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit is not a cure for HIV or 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 is prescribed 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. It can be taken with or without food. Taking all these medicines regularly at the right times 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 headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and rash. These are usually not serious but tell your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. Rarely, some people may experience a skin reaction or liver damage. Your doctor will closely monitor you for these in the initial period of treatment.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin problems or liver or kidney disease. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood counts and liver function. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage. 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.

Introduction of Zidovudine

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit 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).

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit is not a cure for HIV or 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 is prescribed 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. It can be taken with or without food. Taking all these medicines regularly at the right times 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 headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and rash. These are usually not serious but tell your doctor if they bother you or will not go away. Rarely, some people may experience a skin reaction or liver damage. Your doctor will closely monitor you for these in the initial period of treatment.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin problems or liver or kidney disease. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood counts and liver function. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage. 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.

Introduction of Efavirenz

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit 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).

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken empty stomach. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Some of the common side effects include nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, weakness and difficulty sleeping. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration.

Inform your doctor if you have a history of mental illness or convulsions (fits or seizures). Take the required precautions to prevent transmission as Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit does not prevent the spread of HIV virus to others through blood or sexual contact. Please consult your doctor if you have liver problems or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Zidovudine

Uses of Efavirenz


Side effects of Lamivudine

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 Virocomb E

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Rash
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle disorders
  • General discomfort

Side effects of Zidovudine

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 Virocomb E

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pain

Side effects of Efavirenz

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 Virocomb E

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Agranulocytosis (deficiency of granulocytes in the blood)
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Sleepiness
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Difficulty in paying attention
  • Increased triglyceride level in blood
  • Rash

How Lamivudine works

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit 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.

How Zidovudine works

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit 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.

How Efavirenz works

Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells, thereby stopping the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit 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
Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit 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
Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Virocomb E Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Virocomb E 150mg/300mg/600mg kit, 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

Lamivudine

  • You have been prescribed Lamivudine 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.
  • Lamivudine 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.

Zidovudine

  • 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.
  • Zidovudine 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.

Efavirenz

  • Efavirenz is used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
  • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime to reduce side effects.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • 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.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • You might experience dizziness or abnormal dreams during initial days of treatment. Consult with a doctor if it bothers you or does not go away. 
  • Use a reliable method of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

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FAQs

Lamivudine

Q. How should I take Lamivudine?

Lamivudine should be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. This medicine can be taken with or without food. However, it is better to take it at a fixed time of the day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. Is Lamivudine effective?

Lamivudine 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 Lamivudine too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What is drug resistance? Can I develop drug resistance with Lamivudine?

Drug resistance is a state where the medicine which was once effective in treating an infection becomes ineffective. This mainly happens due to the ability acquired by the virus or bacteria to get modified inside the body which affects the overall working of the medicine. Hence, the medicine is no longer able to fight against the virus or bacteria. Generally, drug resistance with Lamivudine is more likely to happen if you take less dose than what is recommended.

Q. How long should I take Lamivudine?

Do not stop taking entecavir without consulting your doctor. Stopping entecavir before treatment may worsen your hepatitis. This can happen during the first several months after you stop taking entecavir. Take the medicine strictly as advised and do not miss any dose.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Lamivudine?

If you forget a dose of Lamivudine, 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.

Q. What if HIV infection co-exists with HBV infection? Will this affect treatment with Lamivudine?

In HBV patients who are diagnosed with HIV, Lamivudine is not recommended until and unless these patients start taking medicines for HIV management. Starting Lamivudine in such patients may cause resistance to the prescribed HIV medicines. Therefore, doctors recommend tests for HIV in patients diagnosed with HBV infection before starting treatment with Lamivudine.

Q. Can Lamivudine cure hepatitis B?

No, Lamivudine does not cure hepatitis B but may improve the condition of the liver. It may decrease the amount of hepatitis B virus (HBV) present in the body. This is done by limiting the ability of HBV to multiply and further infect new liver cells.

Q. Is Lamivudine safe?

Lamivudine 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.
Zidovudine

Q. What is Zidovudine? What is it used for?

Zidovudine 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.

Q. Is Zidovudine safe?

Zidovudine 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 Zidovudine work?

Zidovudine 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. How should I take Zidovudine?

Zidovudine should be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. This medicine may be taken with or without food but it is better to be taken at a fixed time of the day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. Is Zidovudine effective?

Zidovudine 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 Zidovudine too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Zidovudine?

If you forget a dose of Zidovudine, 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.
Efavirenz

Q. What is Efavirenz? What is it used for?

Efavirenz belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. It is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which if not controlled can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It helps to control HIV infection so your immune system can work better.

Q. Is Efavirenz safe?

Efavirenz 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 Efavirenz work?

Efavirenz 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 Efavirenz effective?

Efavirenz 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 Efavirenz too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Efavirenz?

If you forget a dose of Efavirenz, 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.

Q. Is it safe to take Efavirenz in pregnancy?

No, Efavirenz is not safe to be taken in pregnancy. Some animal studies have shown that Efavirenz may cause birth defects if given to pregnant mothers. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Efavirenz if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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