Duovir 150 300 mg
Duovir- 150 300 mg tablets are prescribed to treat HIV infection in patients with or without acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
|Strength||150 + 300 mg|
|Generic Name||Lamivudine + Zidovudine|
Duovir - 150 300 mg (Lamivudine Zidovudine)
Duovir is one of the highly recommended antiviral medicines. It contains the two active ingredients belonging to the following two groups: nucleoside analogues and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This drug is used to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection by blocking an enzyme needed by the virus to reproduce.
What is Duovir used for?
Duovir- 150 300 mg tablets are prescribed to treat HIV infection in patients with or without acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV directly affects the immune system by impairing the specific immune cells (CD4) that counter infection, so the risk of life-threatening infection increases. Duovir medicine can prevent or slow down the ability of HIV to replicate, lowering the capacity of the virus. This medication functions to increase the number of CD4 cells, providing good strength to the immune system and defying the risk of disease.
How does Duovir work?
A combination of two antiretroviral drugs, Lamivudine and Zidovudine available in Duovir makes this medicine a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor that acts against retroviruses (RNA virus) like HIV. A nucleoside builds blockage of DNA, denying the virus to replicate, while its nucleoside analogues are incorporated into the DNA that is copied from the virus RNA by an enzyme called reverse transcriptase. This function helps to block the action of reverse transcriptase and thereby terminating the viral DNA chain to discourage the effect of HIV. Duovir tablets can only slow down the replication of HIV within the body but cannot prevent the spread of the infection or transmission to others.
What does Duovir contain?
Duovir medicine has a combination of the active ingredients lamivudine (150mg) and zidovudine (300mg). Both of these are antiretroviral drugs that are used to treat HIV infection.
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What does Duovir contain?
Each Duovir tablets two active components namely Lamivudine and Zidovudine.
What are the side effects of Duovir?
There are some usual side effects of Duovir tablets that include:
- Gastrointestinal upset
- Nausea and diarrhea
- Stomach pain
- Eye inflammation
- Difficulty sleeping
- Reduction in white blood cells
- Hair loss
- Muscle and joints aches and pains
The most severe side effect of this medication is damage to the liver (lactic acidosis). Its persistence can cause pancreatitis, liver failure, or renal failure. If you experience a severe rash or any other side effects associated hypersensitivity reaction of this medicine, you must contact your doctor immediately.
What medications interact with Duovir?
There is a list of medications that interact with Duovir 150 ? mg so, they should be avoided along with this drug. Some particular drugs that may react with Duovir are anti-infective, pentamidine, amphotericin, flucytosine, vincristine, pyrimethamine, co-trimoxazole, the antiviral ganciclovir, dapsone, vinblastine and doxorubicin for cancer treatment. Duovir should not be taken with some other agents like stavudine, emtricitabine, efavirenz, fosamprenavir, indinavir, ketoconazole, itraconazole, and probenecid.
Some other drugs that are affected by Duovir include stavudine, the anticonvulsant phenytoin, and antiretroviral zalicitabine.
When Duovir Duovir not be taken?
One should avoid Duovir in the conditions of:
- Allergic to lamivudine or zidovudine or any ingredients in Duovir tablets
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Abnormally low neutrophil counts
- Blood disorders such as anemia or bone marrow problems
- Kidney or liver disease
- Anxiety and sleeping problems
- Immune modulator interferon
How should Duovir be taken?
Usually, you should take Duovir tablets as 1 tablet twice daily with a glass of water and with or without food. Your doctor can determine how much and how long this medicine should be taken. If you miss a dose of Duovir then take it as soon as you remember, but don’t increase the amount to make up the missed dose.
How long should Duovir be used?
Continue using Duovir 150 ? mg for as long as your physician recommends you to.
Missed dose of Duovir
If you miss a dose of Duovir 150? mg, then take it as soon as you remember. Don’t double the amount to make up the missed dose.
How should Duovir be stored?
Keeping this medicine at a room temperature in a cool and dry place will be good for it.