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Heplovir Tablet 1's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Leeford Healthcare Ltd

Composition

RIBAVIRIN-200MG

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Heplovir Tablet 1's

Heplovir Tablet 1's belongs to a class of drugs called antivirals used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Heplovir Tablet 1's is used in combination with other medicines. Hepatitis C is a severe liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is contagious (spreads from one person to another) and spreads through contact with the infected person’s blood.

Heplovir Tablet 1's contains Ribavirin, an antiviral drug that works by inhibiting the action of viral RNA (genetic material) that is essential for the virus to multiply. Thereby, it stops the virus from making new viruses and helps in reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in the body.

Take Heplovir Tablet 1's as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Heplovir Tablet 1's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, or loss of appetite. Most of these side effects of Heplovir Tablet 1's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Heplovir Tablet 1's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Heplovir Tablet 1's is not recommended for children below 3 years of age. Avoid taking Heplovir Tablet 1's if you are pregnant as it may cause birth defects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before taking Heplovir Tablet 1's. It is recommended to use effective contraceptive measures to avoid pregnancy while using Heplovir Tablet 1's and for 7 months after stopping treatment with Heplovir Tablet 1's. If you experience stomach pain, vomiting, or nausea while taking Heplovir Tablet 1's, please consult a doctor immediately as these might be symptoms of a rare but severe side effect known as lactic acidosis (excess of lactic acid in the blood).

Uses of Heplovir Tablet 1's

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

Medicinal Benefits

Heplovir Tablet 1's contains Ribavirin, an antiviral drug used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Heplovir Tablet 1's inhibits the action of viral RNA (genetic material) essential for the virus to multiply. Thereby, it stops the virus from making new viruses and helps in reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in the body.

Directions for Use

Take Heplovir Tablet 1's with food for better absorption or take it as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Heplovir Tablet 1's

  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Heplovir Tablet 1's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Avoid taking Heplovir Tablet 1's if you have any blood disorder or have had a heart attack. Heplovir Tablet 1's is not recommended for children below 3 years of age. Avoid taking Heplovir Tablet 1's if you are pregnant as it may cause birth defects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before taking Heplovir Tablet 1's. It is recommended to use effective contraceptive measures to avoid pregnancy while using Heplovir Tablet 1's and for 7 months after stopping treatment with Heplovir Tablet 1's. You are advised to take proper precautions if you are infected with the hepatitis C virus infection to prevent the spread of infection to others. If you experience stomach pain, vomiting, or nausea while taking Heplovir Tablet 1's, please consult a doctor immediately as these might be symptoms of a rare but severe side effect known as lactic acidosis (excess of lactic acid in the blood).

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Heplovir Tablet 1's may interact with medicines used to treat HIV/AIDS (stavudine, zidovudine, didanosine), and immunosuppressant (azathioprine).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Avoid taking Heplovir Tablet 1's if you have any blood disorder or had a heart attack. If you have anemia, depression, severe eye disorders, dental disorders, HIV/AIDS or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking Heplovir Tablet 1's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • STAVUDINE
  • ZIDOVUDINE
  • DIDANOSINE
  • AZATHIOPRINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid alcohol consumption with Heplovir Tablet 1's as it may worsen liver problems.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      Heplovir Tablet 1's is a category X pregnancy drug and is not recommended for pregnant women as it may cause birth defects. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      It is unknown whether Heplovir Tablet 1's is excreted in human milk. Therefore, please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding. Heplovir Tablet 1's is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      Heplovir Tablet 1's may cause drowsiness or tiredness in some people. Therefore, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you feel drowsy or tired after taking Heplovir Tablet 1's.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take Heplovir Tablet 1's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Take Heplovir Tablet 1's with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Heplovir Tablet 1's is not recommended for children below 3 years of age as safety and effectiveness were not established.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Include plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grains such as brown rice, oats, quinoa and barley.
    • Eat lean protein such as skinless chicken, fish, beans and egg whites.
    • Include healthy fats like avocados, olive oil and nuts.
    • Eat low-fat or non-fat dairy products to minimize damage to the liver.
    • Drink plenty of water for better processing of food by the body.
    • Avoid sugary foods such as cake, cookies, packaged baked food or soda. Also, avoid heavy salt foods.
    • Avoid foods containing saturated fats such as fried foods, fatty cuts of meat, sour cream, butter and other high-fat dairy products as they may lead to weight gain and result in fatty liver.
    • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption as they may increase the risk of liver damage.

    Special Advise

    Regular blood tests are recommended while taking Heplovir Tablet 1's to monitor blood, liver and kidney functioning.

    Other Information (HEP0233)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Hepatitis C: It is a severe liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is contagious (spreads from one person to another) and spreads through contact with the infected person’s blood, sharing needles, using a razor or any other personal items or even transfer from mother to baby during birth. The symptoms may not appear immediately. Some may take between 2 to 12 weeks to appear. Some people may have mild to moderate symptoms such as dark urine, loss of appetite, fever, joint pain, or stomach discomfort. The complications of untreated chronic hepatitis C include liver cancer or liver cirrhosis (scarring).

    FAQs

    Heplovir Tablet 1's contains Ribavirin, an antiviral drug that works by inhibiting the action of viral RNA (genetic material) that is essential for the virus to multiply. Thereby, it stops the virus from making new viruses and helps in reducing the amount of hepatitis C virus in the body.

    Hepatitis C virus infection is contagious and spreads from one person to another through contact with an infected person’s blood. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid sharing personal items or needles containing the blood of an infected person.

    You are not recommended to take Heplovir Tablet 1's with zidovudine (a medicine used to treat HIV/AIDS), as it may reduce the effectiveness of zidovudine. Please consult your doctor before taking Heplovir Tablet 1's with other medicines. However, regular blood tests are recommended to make sure that HIV infection is not getting worse.

    Heplovir Tablet 1's may cause lactic acidosis (excess of lactic acid in the blood), a rare but severe side effect especially in women who are very obese. However, if you experience stomach pain, vomiting or nausea while taking Heplovir Tablet 1's, please consult a doctor immediately.

    You are not recommended to stop taking Heplovir Tablet 1's without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the infection or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Heplovir Tablet 1's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking Heplovir Tablet 1's, please consult your doctor.

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    Heplovir Tablet 1's

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