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Duovir Tablet 60's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Cipla Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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Product Details

About Duovir Tablet 60's

Duovir Tablet 60's belongs to the class 'anti-retroviral' which is primarily used for the treatment of immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It only prevents the virus from multiplying in your body.

Duovir Tablet 60's contains a combination of two medicines, namely: lamivudine and zidovudine. Duovir Tablet 60's both in combination works 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.

Take this Duovir Tablet 60's as advised by your doctor. Duovir Tablet 60's is available in tablet form. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush or break it. Duovir Tablet 60's may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Duovir Tablet 60's may cause common side effects like nausea, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, cough, feeling of discomfort, nasal congestion (stuffy nose). These side effects gradually resolve during the treatment and do not require medical attention. If these side effects persist, please consult your doctor immediately.

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Duovir Tablet 60's. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breast-feeding women before using Duovir Tablet 60's. Let your doctor know if you have kidney disease, liver disease, pancreatic disease. Please tell your doctor if you have low red blood cell count (anemia), low white blood cell count (neutropenia), osteonecrosis (death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply), lactic acidosis.

 

Uses of Duovir Tablet 60's

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Medicinal Benefits

Duovir Tablet 60's contains a combination of two medicines, namely: lamivudine and zidovudine belong to the group of medications called anti-retroviral. Duovir Tablet 60's is primarily used for the treatment of immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Duovir Tablet 60's both in combination works 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.

Directions for Use

Duovir Tablet 60's is available in tablet form. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush or break it. Duovir Tablet 60's may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Duovir Tablet 60's

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Lack of energy
  • Fever (high temperature)
  • Headache
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Muscle pain and discomfort
  • Joint pain
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Difficulty in sleeping (insomnia)
  • Irritated or runny nose

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Duovir Tablet 60's. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breast-feeding women before using Duovir Tablet 60's. Let your doctor know if you have kidney disease, liver disease, pancreatic disease, bone marrow suppression. Please tell your doctor if you have low red blood cell count (anemia), low white blood cell count (neutropenia), osteonecrosis (death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply), lactic acidosis, and opportunistic infections. Duovir Tablet 60's may cause muscle disorders, especially when used for a long period of time. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any disease of the muscles or muscle weakness. If you experience muscle pain or muscle weakness, call your doctor immediately.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Duovir Tablet 60's may interact with other antiretroviral (didanosine,efavirenz), antibiotic (atovaquone,clarithromycin,ganciclovir), anti-fungal (cotrimaxazole,fluconazole), anti-mycobacterials (rifampicin), anti-convulsants (phenobarbital,phenytoin,valproic-acid), anti-histamines (ranitidine,cimetidine), cytotoxics (cladribine), opiods (methadone), uricosuric (probencid), anti-cancer (methotrexate), anti-lipemics (atorvastatin,fenofibrate),anti-psycotic (clozapine).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interaction found/established. 

Drug-Disease Interaction: Before taking Duovir Tablet 60's, let your doctor know if you have any kidney disease, liver disease, pancreatic disease, bone marrow suppression, low red blood cell count (anemia), low white blood cell count (neutropenia), osteonecrosis (death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply), lactic acidosis and muscle disorders.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • DIDANOSINE
  • EFAVIRENZ
  • ATOVAQUONE
  • CLARITHROMYCIN
  • GANCICLOVIR
  • COTRIMOXAZOLE
  • FLUCONAZOLE
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PHENYTOIN
  • VALPROIC ACID
  • RANITIDINE
  • CIMETIDINE
  • CLADRIBINE
  • PROBENECID
  • METHOTREXATE
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • FENOFIBRATE
  • CLOZAPINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      Duovir Tablet 60's with alcohol can cause unpleasant side effects. So please consult your doctor before taking Duovir Tablet 60's.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Duovir Tablet 60's is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Duovir Tablet 60's is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      Duovir Tablet 60's may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Duovir Tablet 60's should be used with caution in liver patients due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. So please consult your doctor before taking Duovir Tablet 60's.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Duovir Tablet 60's should be used with caution in kidney patients due to the increased risk of serious side effects. So please consult your doctor before taking Duovir Tablet 60's.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Duovir Tablet 60's should be used with caution in Children. Your doctor may Duovir Tablet 60's by adjusting the dose based on the height and weight of the children.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Take a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes.
    • Choose lean, low-fat sources of protein.
    • Limit sweets, soft drinks, and foods with added sugar. 
    • Take proteins, carbohydrates, and a little good fat in all meals and snacks in your regular diet.
    • Avoid eating raw eggs, meats, or seafood (including sushi and oysters/shellfish).
    • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
    • Use a separate cutting board for raw meats.
    • Wash hands, utensils, and cutting boards with soap and water after each use.
    • Exercise regularly. 
    • Avoid excessive alcohol or quit smoking.
    • Managing stress and getting support.

    Special Advise

    • Skipping doses of Duovir Tablet 60's may increase the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
    • Always practice safe sex while taking Duovir Tablet 60's. Do not share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
    • Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor because it may cause a weakening of your bones.

    Other Information (DUO0037)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus): HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). There is currently no effective cure. Once people get HIV, they have it for life. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. Symptoms are swollen lymph nodes, recurrent fevers, night sweats, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, skin rashes, recurrent oral or vaginal yeast infections, pneumonia. The human immunodeficiency virus causes HIV infection. You can get HIV from contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Most people get the virus by having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV.

    FAQs

    Duovir Tablet 60's contains a combination of two medicines, namely: lamivudine and zidovudine. Duovir Tablet 60's both in combination works 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.

    Duovir Tablet 60's may cause common side effects like nausea, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, cough, feeling of discomfort, nasal congestion (stuffy nose). These side effects gradually resolve during the treatment and do not require medical attention. If these side effects persist, please consult your doctor immediately.

    Duovir Tablet 60's should be used with proper caution and doctor consultation if you have kidney disease, liver disease, pancreatic disease, low red blood cell count (anemia), low white blood cell count (neutropenia), osteonecrosis (death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply), lactic acidosis.

    Duovir Tablet 60's may increase the risk of treatment failure. So Duovir Tablet 60's should not be stopped without consulting your doctor.

    Please consult your doctor if you are using any other medicines before starting Duovir Tablet 60's. However, medicines like may interact with didanosine, co-trimoxazole, clarithromycin, fluconazole, rifampicin, ranitidine, and phenytoin may interact with Duovir Tablet 60's and should not be used simultaneously.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    Duovir Tablet 60's

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013

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    60 Tablet in 1 Bottle