Epivir Product Description
Antiretroviral agent Epivir is used to treat HIV infection in children older than 12 weeks and adults. HIV-infected patients can use Epivir pills in the combination with antiretroviral regimen.
For the antiretroviral therapy, the patient is advised to use a single daily Epivir dose of 300mg, or an Epivir 300mg dose, divided in two intakes.
To maintain the antiretroviral therapy, the daily Epivir dose can be reduced to 50 mg, spaced into two intakes.
If you’ve forgotten to take Epivir on time, take a dose, as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost the time for your next dose of the antiretroviral drug, it is better to skip the missed dose and stick to the regular dosing schedule of Epivir.
Application of Epivir tablets influences the life cycle of HIV-1, HIV-2, HBV, and prevents the reproduction of these types of viruses. Epivir is efficient against different types of pathogenic HIV strains in immunity to other antiretroviral drugs.
Antiretroviral drug Epivir should be stored at controlled room temperature not exceeding 30°C.
Epivir Safety Information
Regular application of Epivir antiretroviral tablets inhibits the vital functions in HIV infections and reduces the risk of their transmission during sexual contact. The risk of transmission of HIV infections from one sexual partner to another is not completely excluded, so reliable methods are required to protect against infection.
The review of Epivir provides only general medical information. In no way, it should be construed as a substitute for the consultation with infectionists or other health care professionals in HIV-infections. The online pharmacy shall disclaim any liability in case of using of the information about Epivir with mistakes, omissions or interruptions.
Epivir Side Effects
Epivir may cause adverse events, most of them are mild and cause no serious concern. The most common adverse events include: malaise, indigestion, rhinosinusitis, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, anorexia, headache, nerve damage, breathing disorders, cough, bronchitis, or skin rashes. HIV-infected children aged 3 months to 17 years may experience the same adverse events as adults. In addition, Epivir may increase at the childhood the risk of: fever, anaemia, lymphadenitis, enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, neutropaenia, pneumonia, or stomatitis.