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Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz

Information about Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz

Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz Uses

Lamivudine+Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate+Efavirenz is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz works

Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz is a combination of three antiviral medicines: Lamivudine , Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and Efavirenz. 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.

Common side effects of Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz

Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Weakness, Depression, Diarrhea, Rash, Pain, Fever, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Back pain, Abdominal pain, Anxiety, Vomiting, Joint pain, Pneumonia, Dyspepsia, Muscle pain, Lipodystrophy (skin thickening or pits at the injection site), Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), Increased triglyceride level in blood, Elevated creatinine kinase, Elevated levels of serum amylase, Blood in urine, Increased transaminase level in blood

Severe side effects of Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz

Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Muscle damage, Hypersensitivity reaction, Impaired coordination, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Convulsion, Tremors, Breast enlargement in male, Pancreatic inflammation, Liver failure, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Lactic acidosis, Fatty liver disease, Worsening of hepatitis B (viral infection of liver), Breathlessness, Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Increased glucose level in blood, Rhabdomyolysis, Softening of bones, Decreased potassium level in blood, Muscle weakness, Decreased phosphate level in blood, Immune reconstitution syndrome
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Expert advice for Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz

  • Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz 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.
  • Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz can cause birth defects. Use effective contraception while taking Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz 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 Lamivudine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + Efavirenz without your doctor’s advice.

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