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Ricovir EM Tablet

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Salt Composition : Efavirenz,lamivudine,tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate


Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 2255
Price :1578
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30 Tablet(s) In A Bottle

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Introduction to Ricovir Em Tablet

Ricovir EM tablet contains the active substance called Efavirenz, Lamivudine, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate. Efavirenz is an antiretroviral family in the class of medications called nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Whereas, Lamivudine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is an antiretroviral or antiviral medicine belonging to the class of medications called nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI). 

Do not take Ricovir EM tablet if you are allergic to Efavirenz, Lamivudine, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, or its other medical ingredients. Patients diagnosed with pancreatitis or at risk of pancreatitis should take this combination of medicine cautiously. During this treatment, your doctor may periodically monitor your blood counts, bone mineral density, and liver and kidney parameters to prevent serious complications. Report to your doctor if you have or had a history of heart failure (QT prolongation), seizures, mental health issues, pancreatitis (inflammation in the pancreas), bone disease (osteonecrosis - the death of bone tissue), fractures, liver (chronic hepatitis B or C), or kidney problems. 

Inform your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Breastfeeding is not recommended while taking Ricovir EM tablet, due to the potential transmission of HIV from the mother to the baby.

Uses of Ricovir Em Tablet

  • Treatment of HIV infections

Therapeutic Effects of Ricovir Em Tablet

The reverse transcriptase enzyme produces copies of the DNA of HIV. Lamivudine and Tenofovir are Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Efavirenz is a Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor that directly inhibits the enzyme reverse transcriptase. This blocks the replication and reproduction of the virus.

Interaction of Ricovir Em Tablet with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with Ricovir EM tablet and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.

More Information about Ricovir Em Tablet

  • Store at 30°C.
  • Protect the medicine from light and excessive moisture.
  • Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets.

How to consume Ricovir Em Tablet

It is an orally available prescription drug. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Ricovir EM tablet based on the disease condition and other factors. Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablet at the same time. Do not take an additional dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Safety Advices for Ricovir Em Tablet

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Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant. Your physician will conduct regular tests to monitor the development of your child. Ask for suggestions before taking the Ricovir EM tablet.

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Breast Feeding


It is unsafe to breastfeed if you are with HIV infection. Consult your doctor for more information about Ricovir EM tablet. 

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It is unknown whether Ricovir EM  tablet is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.

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Inform your physician about any underlying liver disorders before taking Ricovir EM tablet should be used cautiously in liver disease patients. Your doctor may monitor your liver enzymes. Consult your physician before taking this medicine.

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Do not consume alcohol while taking the Ricovir EM  tablet, as this injection may cause drowsiness with alcohol

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It is unsafe to drive while taking Ricovir EM  tablet because this medicine might cause vision problems and tiredness, so avoid driving and operating machinery during this treatment.

Side Effects of Ricovir Em Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.


  • Rapid breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe mood disturbances, depression, and suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion, forgetfulness, seizures, and tremor
  • Liver toxicity
  • Kidney damage
  • Autoimmune disorders


  • Bloating, flatulence
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Skin reactions
  • Wheezing, swelling, or lightheadedness
  • Hair loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Bone disorders
  • Weakness
  • Anemia

Word of Advice

Inform your doctor about your underlying infections. If you have advanced HIV (AIDS), you may develop signs of infection and inflammation or worsen the signs of an existing infection once treatment is started. Report your doctor for side effects. It is mandatory to tell your medical professional if you are consuming other medicines that may damage your kidneys. Always consume the dose recommended by your doctor. Ricovir EM tablet does not reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others via sexual contact or blood contamination. You must continue the medication to avoid this complication.


Q 1. What should you not take with Ricovir EM tablet?

It is not recommended to take Ricovir EM tablet with other HIV medications. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking other medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, or herbal supplements.

Q 2. How can Ricovir EM Tablets be stored?

Store Ricovir EM tablets below 30°C in its original container, away from the reach of children.

Q 3. What should you do if you miss a dose of Ricovir EM Tablet?

If you missed a dose ofRicovir EM Tablet, take one tablet as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip this dose and take your next dose as per schedule. Do not take two doses to compensate for the missed dose.

Q 4. What are the required laboratory parameters before taking Ricovir EM treatment?

If you are an adolescent or adult of childbearing potential, your healthcare provider will perform a pregnancy test before prescribing this treatment. Other prominent tests include HBV infection, serum creatinine, estimated creatinine clearance, urine glucose, and urine protein.

Q 5. How do you know if you are hypersensitive to Ricovir EM?

Watch out for symptoms like severe rash, Steven’s Johnsons syndrome, and swelling of the face or lips, and immediately reach out to your healthcare provider if you experience any of these symptoms.

Fact Box of Ricovir Em Tablet

Molecule name: Efavirenz, Lamivudine, Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 

Therapeutic class:  Antiretroviral 

Pharmacological class: 

1. Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

2. Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)

Indications: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) infection


  1. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on Mar 2019] [Accessed on 23rd Apr 2021],
  2. Clinical info, Efavirenz / Lamivudine / Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate - Patient | NIH (
  3. KD Tripathi, Antiviral Drugs (Anti-retrovirus), Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, 2019, 860-872.

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