RICOVIR-L

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition: Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumerate and Lamivudine
  • Manufacturer : Mylan
  • Indication: Anti HIV
  • Packaging : Bottle
  • Dosage Form : Tablet

PACKAGE

  • 300mg
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Brand Name: Ricovir-L
Generic Name: Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
Manufacturer: Mylan
Dosage Form: Tablet
Strength: 300mg/300mg
Composition: Lamivudine (300mg) and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (300mg)
Packaging: 30 tablets (30 / strip)
Indication: HIV
Storage: Store at room temperature.

Overview
Ricovir-L (Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) tablet is a combination of two antiretroviral medicines. It belongs to a class of medication known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). This medication is used in the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. This medication helps to reduce the amount of HIV in your body and boost your immune system to fight against infection. It is important to take Ricovir-L tablets as prescribed by your doctor. It is advised not to change your regular dosing schedule without taking suggestions from your doctor. The recommended dose of Efamat medicine is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment.

Pharmacodynamics
Lamivudine (Ricovir L):- It is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) with activity against Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) and Hepatitis B (HBV) to disrupt viral DNA synthesis. Lamivudine can form active metabolites when phosphorylated, that compete for incorporation into viral DNA. Via DNA incorporation, lamivudine metabolites inhibit the activity of the HIV reverse transcriptase enzyme and then act as a chain terminator of DNA synthesis.

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Ricovir L): It is an acyclic nucleoside phosphonate diester analog of adenosine monophosphate. This compound requires initial diester hydrolysis for conversion to tenofovir and subsequent phosphorylations by cellular enzymes to form tenofovir diphosphate. Tenofovir diphosphate works to inhibit the activity of HIV-1 RT by competing with the natural substrate deoxyadenosine 5′-triphosphate and, after incorporation into DNA, by DNA chain termination. It is known to be a weak inhibitor of mammalian DNA polymerases alpha, beta, and mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma.

Usage
Ricovir-L tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. This medication is not a permanent cure for HIV infection. It prevents the virus from multiplying and also increases the CD4 cell (white blood cells that protect against infection) count in your blood. Close monitoring of liver function and kidney function is required during treatment with this medication. Do not take Ricovir L tablet in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Interactions
Ricovir-L tablets can interact with other medications and it may increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.

Medicine Interactions
Adefovir

Foscarnet

Oxaprozin

Cisplatin

Tobramycin

Primidone

Meloxicam

Vancomycin

Disease Interactions
Hepatotoxicity

Hepatitis B

Pancreatitis

Renal impairment

Alcohol Interaction
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.

Contraindications
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.

Ricovir-L (Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) medicine is not recommended in patients known to be hypersensitive.

This medication is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Substitutes
Emfovir
Tavin-L

Tenolam L

Virofovir

Forstavir L

Side Effects
This medicine may cause some side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of the Ricovir-L tablets with the doctor before starting the treatment.

Common Side Effects
Dizziness

Nausea

Insomnia

Fever

Chest pain

Diarrhea

Anxiety

Headache

Indigestion

Trouble sleeping

Loss of strength

Fatigue

Sore throat

Swollen lymph nodes

Loss of appetite

Seizures

Unusual weakness

Blurred vision

Loss of weight

Unusual tiredness

Poor concentration

Increased sweating

Swelling

Difficult or painful urination

Confusion

Note – immediately contact your health care provider if any side effects occur.

Dosage
Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Make sure to not skip or stop your regular dosing schedule.

Missed Dose
It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss a scheduled dose of Ricovir-L tablets, contact your doctor immediately.

Overdose
In case of an overdose of Ricovir-L tablets, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment.

Warning
Before starting treatment with Ricovir-L medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.

Contraception

Use suitable methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking Ricovir-L medicine.

Children and adolescents

Ricovir-L tablets are not recommended for use in children under the age of 18.

Warnings For Female
Pregnancy

Do not use Ricovir-L medicine if you are planning to become pregnant. Avoid this medication at the time of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is required. Please consult with your doctor before starting treatment with Ricovir-L (Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).

Precautions
Ricovir-L tablets may increase the risk of immune reconstitution syndrome.

Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like- nausea, insomnia, fever, sore throat, headache, allergic reaction, anxiety, etc.

This medication may increase the risk of pancreatitis in some patients.

Ricovir-L tablets increase the risk of lactic acidosis.

Close monitoring of body fat distribution and body weight is required during treatment with this medicine.

Cautions
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.

Do not crush or break the tablet.

Not safe for pregnant women.

Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition: Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumerate and Lamivudine
  • Manufacturer : Mylan
  • Indication: Anti HIV
  • Packaging : Bottle
  • Dosage Form : Tablet

PACKAGE

  • 300mg
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