FAQs ABOUT DUOVIR TABLET
Q: What is DUOVIR TABLET?
A: DUOVIR TABLET is an antiviral medicine used to treat HIV infection. It acts by reducing the multiplication of viral cells within the body. It also improves immunity by increasing the numbers of certain white blood cells (CD4) in the body which is required to fight against various infections.
Q: Is DUOVIR TABLET safe?
A: DUOVIR TABLET should be used only under medical supervision. It may cause few side effects like headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fever, general sensation of being unwell, lack of sleep, muscle pains or cramps, joint pain, runny nose and low RBC or WBC count in blood. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.
Q: How does DUOVIR TABLET work in our body?
A: DUOVIR TABLET acts by blocking the actions of certain viral enzymes (HIV-reverse transcriptase) that is required for the viral cell to grow and multiply. This reduces the multiplication of viral cells within the body. It can also improve immunity in the affected patients by increasing the number of certain types of white blood cells (CD4) in the body which is required to fight against various infection.
Q: Can I stop taking DUOVIR TABLET if I feel unwell?
A: No. Do not stop taking DUOVIR TABLET without consulting your doctor. Take DUOVIR TABLET regularly, because if you miss a dose of DUOVIR TABLET or take it at irregular intervals, you may not achieve better results.
Q: What to do if I forget to take a dose of DUOVIR TABLET?
A: If you miss a dose of DUOVIR TABLET take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular time. Do not take a double dose of DUOVIR TABLET to compensate the missed dose.
Q: Can DUOVIR TABLET cure HIV completely?
A: No. DUOVIR TABLET cannot not cure HIV infection completely. It can reduce only the number of viral cells present in the body and maintains them at a lower level.
Q: What are the precautions to be followed while taking DUOVIR TABLET?
A: Before taking DUOVIR TABLET inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems (such as hepatitis C or B infection). Regularly visit your doctor and take all the blood tests recommended for you. Consult your doctor before taking DUOVIR TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not stop taking DUOVIR TABLET without consulting your doctor. Take DUOVIR TABLET regularly without fail. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any signs of allergic reactions after taking DUOVIR TABLET.
Q: Can DUOVIR TABLET be used in children?
A: DUOVIR TABLET should be used with caution in children and in adolescents (aged below 18 years; minimum body weight 14 kg). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: How to take DUOVIR TABLET?
A: Take DUOVIR TABLET as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. DUOVIR TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Continue to take DUOVIR TABLET regularly as advised by your physician for maximum benefits.