Medicine Overview of Virolans Tablet
Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection
Side Effects of Virolans are Headache, Tiredness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nausea, Diarrhoea, Dryness in mouth, Fever, Rash, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand).
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. Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it preferably 1 hour before food.
Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet is a combination of three antiviral medicines: Lamivudine, Stavudine and Nevirapine. 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.
In Depth Information on Virolans Tablet
- Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg 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.
- Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet can cause birth defects. Use effective contraception while taking Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg 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 Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet without your doctor’s advice.
Virolans Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet 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.
Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may experience fatigue while taking Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet and this may affect your ability to drive.
Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking Virolans 150 mg/30 mg/200 mg Tablet. You may need to stop taking this medicine.
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