What is Duovir N?
Duovir N Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Hiv-1 Infection, Hiv Infection, Hepatitis B Virus Infection, Hiv Infections and other conditions.
Duovir N Tablet contains Lamivudine, Nevirapine, and Zidovudine as active ingredients.
Duovir N Tablet works by increasing the number of infection fighting cells in the body; blocking the enzyme required for viral growth; stopping the reverse transcriptase from working, thus helps to control HIV-1 infection.
Duovir N Tablet Uses
Duovir N Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Hiv-1 Infection
- Hiv Infection
- Hepatitis B Virus Infection
- Hiv Infections
Duovir N Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Duovir N Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Increasing the number of infection fighting cells in the body.
- Blocking the enzyme required for viral growth.
- Stopping the reverse transcriptase from working, thus helps to control HIV-1 infection.
Duovir N Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients
Duovir N Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
- Lamivudine (150 MG)
- Zidovudine (300 MG)
- Nevirapine (200 MG)
Duovir N Tablet – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Duovir N Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Runny Nose
- Hair Loss
Duovir N Tablet – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Avoid pregnancy
- Discontinue use if rapid increase in aminotransferase levels, progressive hepatomegaly, or metabolic or lactic acidosis of unknown origin
- Do not start using nevirapine if you are allergic to it
- Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Do not use if you develop skin rash, blistering, mouth sores, swelling of the face, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain or general feelings of illness
- Have diabetes and renal impairment
Duovir N Tablet – Drug Interactions
If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Duovir N Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Duovir N Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
Duovir N Tablet – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Duovir N Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Duovir N Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:
- Impaired renal function
- Liver or kidney problems
Other important Information on Duovir N Tablet
Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Overdosage of Duovir N Tablet
Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Duovir N Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
Storage of Duovir N Tablet
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Duovir N Tablet.
Expired Duovir N Tablet
Taking a single dose of expired Duovir N Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
Duovir N Tablet – Packages and Strengths
Duovir N Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
Duovir N Tablet – Packages: 30 Tablet
Duovir N Tablet – Strengths: 300+200+150, 150MG+300MG+200MG
Duovir N Tablet – Frequently asked Questions
Can Duovir N Tablet be used for hiv-1 infection and hiv infection?
Yes, hiv-1 infection and hiv infection are among the most common reported uses for Duovir N Tablet. Please do not use Duovir N Tablet for hiv-1 infection and hiv infection without consulting first with your doctor.
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Duovir N Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Duovir N Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.
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