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VIROLANS 100 MG/30 MG/200 MG TABLET DT

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Composition FOR VIROLANS

Lamivudine(100 mg),Stavudine(30 mg),Nevirapine(200 mg)

food interaction for VIROLANS

alcohol interaction for VIROLANS

pregnancy interaction for VIROLANS

lactation interaction for VIROLANS

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alcohol
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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Virolans 100 mg/30 mg/200 mg tablet dt may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Virolans 100 mg/30 mg/200 mg tablet dt is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR VIROLANS

Lamivudine(100 mg)

Uses

Lamivudine is used in the treatment of hiv infection and chronic hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection.

How it works

Lamivudine prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Ear infection, Nasal infection, Throat infection, Sore throat, Skin rash, Muscle pain, Fever, Chills, Diarrhoea
Stavudine(30 mg)

Uses

Stavudine is used in the treatment of hiv infection

How it works

Stavudine prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness
Nevirapine(200 mg)

Uses

Nevirapine is used in the treatment of hiv infection

How it works

Nevirapine prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Rash, Headache, Decrease in granulocyte count, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES FOR VIROLANS

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Expert advice FOR VIROLANS

  • Consult your doctor if you have diabetes and are using insulin.
  • Patients receiving this therapy are always at a risk for infections and hence should report any such cases to the doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if you take any prescription medication; Inform your doctor if you take other medicine for treatment of HIV or hepatitis B infection, hairy cell leukemia [a type of blood cancer], or antibiotics for infection.
  • Lamivudine may rarely cause a serious side effect like lactic acidosis with symptoms such as pain or weakness of muscle, numbness or feeling cold in arms or legs, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of breath, aberrant heart rate, dizziness, weak or tired feeling; hence, inform the doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • It is possible to pass on HIV when on this medication and hence it is important to take necessary precautions to prevent HIV from spreading.
  • Inform you doctor if you notice signs of change in the distribution of fat (lipodystrophy), erosion of bones (osteronecrosis), or inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • If you are on therapy it is important to use effective non hormonal method of contraception or condom so that a pregnancy can be avoided.
  • Use with caution in pediatric patients with a history of pancreatitis or other significant risk factors for pancreatitis.

Frequently asked questions FOR VIROLANS

Lamivudine

Q.

Can lamivudine cure hepatitis B?
Lamivudine is used to treat hepatitis B but some patients may be resistant to this dru

Q.

Can lamivudine be crushed?
Lamivudine cannot be crushed but it can be broken into two parts to give it to children. Please go by the recommendation of the doctor

Q.

Can lamivudine cause anemia?
Lamivudine may cause anemia as a side effect in some patients. Kindly consult your doctor in case any side effects are observed.

Stavudine

Q.

What is stavudine used for?
Stavudine is used to prevent the spread of HIV or its related illness in the infected patient.

Nevirapine

Q.

Is nevirapine generic?
Nevirapine is a generic drug

Q.

What is nevirapine oral suspension?
Nevirapine is available is 2 dosage forms, tablets and oral suspension.

Q.

Is nevirapine the same as Viramune?
Yes, Viramune is a brand name of nevirapine

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How does nevirapine work or how is nevirapine used to treat HIV or what does nevirapine treat or how does nevirapine affect reverse transcriptase or what is nevirapine tablets used for?
Nevirapine belongs to a class of anti-HIV medicines called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that HIV needs in order to multiply. Nevirapine stops reverse transcriptase from working, and helps control HIV-1 infection

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)