Duovir Tablet is a combination of two antiretrovirals. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
Duovir Tablet restricts the growth of HIV in the body and reduces the risk of getting HIV-related complications to improve the lifespan of an individual. The medicine can be taken with or without food. Taking these medicines regularly at the same time increases their effectiveness. A dose of this medicine should not be missed as it can affect your recovery. It is important to complete the full course of the treatment until your doctor advises you to stop it.
Some of the most common side effects of this medicine are nausea, diarrhea, headaches, and fatigue. These side effects are generally temporary, but if they persist or become serious inform your doctor. This medicine can also make you feel dizzy or sleepy, so it is advised to avoid driving. Drinking plenty of fluid can help you to cope up with this side effect, so stay hydrated.
Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any health condition. Your doctor may suggest regular laboratory tests to check your blood counts, kidney and liver functions, and other health conditions. If you are HIV positive, you should not breastfeed or share personal belongings like razors or toothbrushes. Consult your doctor to know about safe sex methods in order to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.
Uses of Duovir Tablet
- HIV infection
Benefits of Duovir Tablet
In HIV infection
Duovir Tablet works by slowing down the reproduction of the HIV virus in your body. It helps control the infection and makes your immune system work better. This lowers your chances of getting newer infections and improves your quality of life. It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS and should not be used to prevent HIV after accidental exposure to a risk.
It is very important that you take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Taking all doses in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of medicines and reduces the chances of your HIV infection becoming resistant to antiretroviral medicines. If you manage your condition properly by taking all your medicines correctly and avoiding illness, you should be able to live a near-normal life. Taking this medicine will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people although the risk is lower.
Side effects of Duovir Tablet
Common side effects of Duovir
- Feeling of discomfort
- Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
How to use Duovir Tablet
How Duovir Tablet works
Use of Duovir Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.