DUOVIR 150 / 300MG
DUOVIR is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs, lamivudine and zidovudine, used to treat HIV infection. It comes in tablet form and is available in two strengths, 150/300mg. The 150/300mg strength contains 150mg of lamivudine and 300mg of zidovudine. It is used in combination with other antiretroviral medicines to slow the progression of HIV and decrease the likelihood of developing AIDS.
The medicine works to treat HIV infection
BENEFITS OF DUOVIR 150 / 300MG
- Lessens the amount of HIV in the body
DUOVIR, a combination of lamivudine and zidovudine, works by inhibiting the activity of the reverse transcriptase enzyme. The virus must replicate. This leads to a reduction in the amount of HIV in the bloodstream and the body.
- Slows the progression of HIV to AIDS
By reducing the amount of HIV in the body, the drug helps slow the progression of HIV to AIDS.
It can help improve the function of the immune system by reducing the amount of HIV in the body.
- Increases the effectiveness of other antiretroviral drugs
The drug when used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs increases the effectiveness of the treatment regimen.
DUOVIR is available in tablet form and is taken twice a day, making it easy to take as part of a daily routine.
- Helps prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV
DUOVIR can be used as part of a treatment regimen to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV during pregnancy and childbirth.
Also, Duovir must be used under the supervision of a doctor and it is not meant to cure HIV or AIDS. It is also vital to take this medicine as prescribed and not miss any doses.
SIDE EFFECTS OF DUOVIR 150 / 300MG
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
Note that, these side effects may vary from person to person, and not everyone is going to notice them. If you notice any severe side effects while taking DUOVIR, contact your doctor.
It is also vital to inform your doctor of any other medicines you are taking and any medical conditions you have before starting treatment with DUOVIR.
Q-How does DUOVIR work to treat HIV?
It is a combination of two antiretroviral drugs, lamivudine, and zidovudine, that work by inhibiting the activity of the reverse transcriptase enzyme, which is necessary for the virus to replicate. This leads to a reduction in the amount of HIV in the bloodstream and the body, slowing the progression of HIV to AIDS.
Q-How should I take DUOVIR?
You should take this drug as per your doctor’s advice. It is important to not miss any doses and to take the pill at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Q-Can I become resistant to DUOVIR?
If you miss doses or stop taking it, the virus can become resistant to the medicine, which will make it less effective. Thus, take DUOVIR as prescribed and do not miss any doses.
Q-Can I take DUOVIR with other medications?
Inform your doctor of any other medicines you are taking and any medical conditions you have before starting treatment with DUOVIR. Some drugs may interact with it, so it is important to have regular monitoring of your health and medicines by your doctor.