FAQs ABOUT DUOVIR N TABLET
Q: Are women more prone to DUOVIR N TABLET side effects?
A: Women with CD4 counts more than 250 cells/mm3 are at a greater risk of having liver side effects and lactic acidosis with DUOVIR N TABLET. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can I develop rashes while taking DUOVIR N TABLET?
A: Skin rash is the most common side effect of DUOVIR N TABLET. Rashes can turn serious, so stop taking this medicine and go to your doctor the moment you develop a rash.
Q: Do I have more chances of getting side effects with DUOVIR N TABLET if I am overweight?
A: You might have more chances of getting a side effect called lactic acidosis with DUOVIR N TABLET if you are overweight. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can I drink alcohol with DUOVIR N TABLET?
A: Consuming alcohol with DUOVIR N TABLET may put you at a greater risk of developing a bone problem called osteonecrosis (bone cell death), so it is better to avoid it. Consult your doctor for further queries.
Q: How does DUOVIR N TABLET cure HIV infection?
A: DUOVIR N TABLET does not cure HIV infection. It reduces the amount of HIV virus in your body and increase CD4 cell counts (a type of white blood cell, which is important in maintaining a healthy immune system. It is important that you remain under the care of your doctor.
Q: Can DUOVIR N TABLET be taken in pregnancy?
A: DUOVIR N TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if considered necessary by your doctor. If you are pregnant, think you may be during pregnancy or are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor before taking it. Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment with DUOVIR N TABLET.
Q: Can I still pass HIV to other during DUOVIR N TABLET treatment?
A: DUOVIR N TABLET does not lower the risk of passing HIV to other people. For yours and other health, it is important to take appropriate precautions. Ask your doctor about the preventive measures that you can take.
Q: Can DUOVIR N TABLET be crushed?
A: No. Do not chew, crush or split DUOVIR N TABLET. Simply swallow it wholly, with a glass of water.
Q: What if I vomit out DUOVIR N TABLET?
A: If you vomit out DUOVIR N TABLET, take another medicine. Do not wait until the next dose is scheduled.
Q: Can DUOVIR N TABLET change my body shape?
A: Treatment with DUOVIR N TABLET might cause redistribution, accumulation, or loss of body fat, which might lead to a change in your body shape. Contact your doctor if you notice any such changes.
Q: Can DUOVIR N TABLET be used on infants?
A: No. DUOVIR N TABLET is not recommended for use in children (weighing less than 25 kgs). Your doctor will decide the correct dose or select a suitable alternative therapy for your child.
Q: What if I miss a dose of DUOVIR N TABLET?
A: If you miss a dose of DUOVIR N TABLET, take it if you remember within 6 hours of missing the dose. However, omit if it is more than 6 hours past the missed dose. Do not take DUOVIR N TABLET twice to make up for a forgotten dose.