Virol 300mg Tablet

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Introduction

Virol 300mg 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.

Virol 300mg Tablet 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.

Uses of Virol Tablet

Benefits of Virol Tablet

In HIV infection

$nam\ works by preventing 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 for HIV or AIDS and should not be used to prevent HIV after accidental exposure to a risk. It is important that you take Virol 300mg Tablet 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 Virol 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 Virol

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Otitis media (infection of ear)
  • Nasal infection
  • Throat infection
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Dizziness

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

How Virol Tablet works

Virol 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
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Virol 300mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Virol 300mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Virol 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
SAFE
Virol 300mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Virol 300mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Virol 300mg Tablet is recommended.
Talk to your doctor in case you have serious kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Virol 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Virol 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Virol 300mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Virol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Virol 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

  • 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.
  • Virol 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
Nucleoside analogue
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Virol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Ganpyar
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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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FAQs

Q. Is Virol 300mg Tablet safe?

Virol 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 does Virol 300mg Tablet work?

Virol 300mg 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. What is Virol 300mg Tablet? What is it used for?

Virol 300mg Tablet 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). Effective control of HIV can also improve the working of the immune system.

Q. Is Virol 300mg Tablet effective?

Virol 300mg 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 Virol 300mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What is Virol 300mg Tablet hypersensitivity reaction?

The use of Virol 300mg 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 Virol 300mg Tablet immediately.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Virol 300mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Virol 300mg 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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