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Ulinastatin

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Uses

Ulinastatin is used in the treatment of HIV infection

How it works

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

Common side effects

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Infusion site itching, Muscle pain, Infusion site inflammation, Insomnia, Vomiting, Pain, Weakness, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Circumoral paresthesia, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Glucose intolerance, Jaundice, Liver enzyme increased, Fever, Diarrhoea, Peripheral neuropathy, Depression, Feeling of discomfort, Altered taste, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood

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Expert advice

  • Ulinastatin should not be used as a replacement to standard therapy for shocks (transfusion, oxygen therapy and antibiotics).
  • Ulinastatin should be administered with caution if you have a history of allergy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Ulinastatin

Q. Is ulinastatin safe?
Ulinastatin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. What is ulinastatin used for?
Ulinastatin is used for treating acute and chronic inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis), septic conditions, trauma or inflammation post-surgery.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)