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Qvir Kit Tablet falls under a class of antiviral drugs known as reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It is used in combination with other medications to treat HIV infection. It is also used to treat long-term HBV infection. It treats HIV infection by blocking the growth of the virus and its ability to infect the other liver cells.
On using Qvir Kit Tablet you may experience side effects such as gas, headache, reduced appetite, back pain, vomiting, fatigue, weight loss, fever, depression, chest pain, swelling, nausea and stomach pain. If the allergic reactions persist or become severe over time seek medical attention right away.
Before using this medication tell your doctor if; you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Qvir Kit Tablet, you have other allergies, you have kidney/ liver/ disorders, you have both HIV and HBV infections, you have difficulty swallowing your tablets, you are already taking other medications, you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.
The dosage for this medication is determined by the doctor based on your age, medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults for HIV infection is about 300 mg, to be taken orally once daily.
Commenting on the introduction Cipla Chairman and Managing Director, Y K Hamied said: “While we are committed to making drugs affordable and accessible, we also endeavour to have more options for HIV infected patients, which are potent, effective, patient—friendly and easy to take”.
As the tablets are packaged together in one strip, the patient does not have to remember which tablet he took, and cannot mistakenly take two of the same tablet, the company said.
Studies of this combination regimen (one tablet having combination of Tenofovir plus Emtricitabine and the other containing a combination of Atazanavir plus Ritonavirhave) have shown that it is effective and well tolerated by over 80 per cent of patients, it added.
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How to use Tenofovir
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.
How Qvir Kit works
Tenofovir prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
Qvir Kit Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Qvir Kit improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Preventing virus from multiplying inside the body.
- Blocking the activity of a viral enzyme.
- Lowering the growth and decreasing the amount of HIV virus in the body.
- Inhibiting maturation of virus in the cells.
Qvir Kit – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Qvir Kit. 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.
- Dizzy or tired
- Rash or itching
- Back pain
- Facial edema
- Neck rigidity
- Qvir Kit may also cause side-effects not listed here.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
Expert advice for Tenofovir
- Do not take tenofovir if you are already taking medicines that contain tenofovir in combination with other drugs.
- Do not take tenofovir with other drugs that can potentially damage your kidneys; especially adefovir (used in treatment of hepatitis B).
- Contact your doctor immediately if you notice symptoms: deep and rapid breathing, drowsiness, urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, stomach pain, fast or uneven heart rate, or feeling very weak or tired. These might indicate development of a life-threatening side effect of tenofovir called lactic acidosis (excess lactic acid in blood). Lactic acidosis occurs more often in women, particularly if they are very overweight or are taking nucleoside antivirals for a long time.
- Tenofovir may damage your kidneys (nephrotoxicity). Constant monitoring of kidney function (blood tests to assess the health of kidneys) is advised while on treatment with tenofovir.
- Contact your doctor immediately if you have symptoms: persistent urge of vomit (nausea), upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (abnormal liver function causing yellowing of the skin or eyes). These might indicate development of severe liver damage.
- Decreases in bone mineral density can happen while taking tenofovir.
- Do consult your doctor before taking tenofovir if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
- Do not use tenofovir if you are breast-feeding.
- Tenofovir may cause lipodystrophy (changes in body fat – build up or loss of body fat) especially in elderly patients with HIV. Physical examination of fat redistribution and monitoring of blood levels of lipids and sugar may be advised in elderly.
- Discuss with your doctor about necessary precautions (practicing safer sex and making other life-style changes) to be taken to avoid spreading of HIV virus to others.
Frequently asked questions about Tenofovir
Is tenofovir a NRTI?
Yes. Tenofovir is an antiviral drug belonging to class nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)
What is tenofovir/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate used for/ What does tenofovir treat?
Tenofovir is an antiviral drug used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. It may also be used in very limited cases of long-term infections of liver caused by hepatitis B virus
Is Viraday safe/ effective?
Viraday is a trade name for fixed-dose combination of drugs efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. It is safe and effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Is viraday the same as atripla?
Yes. Viraday and atripla are trade names for fixed-dose combination of drugs efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. They are used in the treatment of HIV
How does tenofovir work?
Tenofovir is an antiviral drug belonging to class nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). By the virtue of its structure that closely resembles the natural structure of viral DNA, tenofovir incorporates itself into the viral DNA. By doing so, it blocks the activity of an important viral enzyme reverse transcriptase which is involved in the replication of viral DNA, a process essential for survival of the virus
Does tenofovir cause hair loss?
Hair loss is not a known side effect of tenofovir
Does tenofovir cause lipodystrophy?
Tenofovir may cause lipodystrophy (build up or loss of body fat) especially in elderly patients with HIV. Physical examination of fat redistribution and monitoring of blood levels of lipids and sugar may be advised in elderly
How does tenofovir cause renal toxicity/renal failure?
Tenofovir is predominantly excreted by the kidneys. The part of kidneys involved in its excretion is called the proximal tubule. Studies indicate that tenofovir accumulation in the proximal tubule due to interaction with other drugs (eg. ritonavir) or prolonged use is responsible for kidney damage (renal toxicity). The kidney damage may then progress to kidney failure
Does tenofovir cure hepatitis B/ Is viraday effective/does viraday work?
Yes. Viraday is effective against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and some cases of hepatitis B. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.