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food interaction for VIROLIS E

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Efavirenz with alcohol may cause liver problems.
UNSAFE
Virolis e 30 mg/150 mg/600 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Virolis e 30 mg/150 mg/600 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR VIROLIS E

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
Lamivudine(150 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
Efavirenz(600 mg)

Uses

Efavirenz is used in the treatment of hiv infection

How it works

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

Common side effects

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Decrease in granulocyte count, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Sleepiness, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abnormal dreams, Fatigue, Increased liver enzymes, Anxiety, Fever, Itching, Difficulty in paying attention, Increased triglyceride level in blood

SUBSTITUTES FOR VIROLIS E

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Expert advice FOR VIROLIS E

  • Take stavudine at least one hour before food.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may cause dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor before taking the stavudine if you have liver or kidney disease, peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling and pain in the limbs) or pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) or if you are lactose-intolerant.
  • Inform your doctor before taking stavudine if you are taking other medications like zidovudine, didanosine, doxorubicin, hydroxyurea, or ribavirin.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice problems with pancreas or liver function or suffer from symptoms of lactic acidosis (you can have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, rapid and/or deep breathing, neurological symptoms).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking stavudine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Take necessary precautions while using stavudine to prevent the spread of HIV to others.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR VIROLIS E

Stavudine

Q.

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

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.

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