DUOVIR 150 / 300MG
This is a nucleoside analogue/combination medicine and is used to treat HIV- human immunodeficiency virus infection.
DUOVIR 150 / 300MG is a combination medicine of 2 anti-HIVmedicines- emtricitabine and zalcitabine.
How does it work:
It prevents the growth or multiplication of the HIV- human immunodeficiency virus in your body. The 2 anti-HIV medicines- emtricitabine and zalcitabine help in increasing the CD4 cell count(white blood cells) in the body to protect against infection. Chances of development of AIDS- acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other HIV-related diseases gets reduced with DUOVIR 150 / 300MG
How to use this?
Consumed this medicine as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole and do not chew or break it into powder. May be taken with or without food. This medicine is not recommended to be used while pregnant or breastfeeding unless and until it becomes an absolute necessity. Discontinue using it after consulting with your doctor. Do not use the extra pill for making up to the missed dose.
Some of the unwanted side-effects once can experience is a headache, darkening of the urine, reduced appetite nausea, weakness, Insomnia, numbness swelling of the mouth, chest pain fatigue, dizziness, itchiness etc.
Precautions and Warning:
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any ingredient present in the DUOVIR 150 / 300MG, if you are consuming medicines like emtricitabine and zalcitabine, If you are pregnant/planning to conceive/overweight, and if you have enlarged liver, kidney problem, muscles issues, abnormal liver functioning, high-level liver acid etc. Interaction with alcohol and other medicines is unknown so, consult your doctor.