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Zavinex 5Million IU Injection

Prescription Required
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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Overview

Introduction

Zavinex 5Million IU Injection is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, multiple myeloma, follicular lymphoma, and hairy cell leukemia.

Zavinex 5Million IU Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness,  insomnia, vomiting, and nausea. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Hence, inform your doctor if you notice fever, chills, trouble breathing, unusual bleeding or bruising, and dark colored urine. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with thyroid, liver, kidney and serum electrolytes levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have liver, or kidney problems or have mental illness. You must inform your doctor about mental illness, mood changes, depression, vision change, and suicidal thoughts as this medicine can worsen the situation. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Zavinex Injection

Side effects of Zavinex Injection

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 Zavinex

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Sore throat
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Viral infection
  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Decreased appetite
  • Cough
  • Impaired concentration
  • Nervousness
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Zavinex Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Zavinex Injection works

Zavinex 5Million IU Injection modulates the body's immune system.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zavinex 5Million IU Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zavinex 5Million IU Injection 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zavinex 5Million IU Injection 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
Zavinex 5Million IU Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Zavinex 5Million IU Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Liver
CAUTION
Zavinex 5Million IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zavinex 5Million IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zavinex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Zavinex 5Million IU Injection, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Zavinex 5Million IU Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Zavinex 5Million IU Injection is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Interferons
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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How to treatment of HEPATITIS C VIRUS
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-liv.-52-ds-tablet-otc135545One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsUse this medicine along with your treatment
I have HBV related chronic liver problem .Local urologist suggest me to take rapilif d 8 for urine block problem?Can i take that medicine with entavir for hepatitis b virus and cronic liver disease?
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Yes u can take it
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  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 723-25.
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  4. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006. Interferon Alfa. [Updated 2018 Dec 3]. [Accessed 18 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

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