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VIREM 600MG TABLET_103380_1
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VIREM 600MG TABLET_103380_1
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Virem 600mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Darunavir

Manufacturer : EMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 9255.46
Price :6900
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60 Tablet(s) In A Bottle


Introduction to Virem 600mg Tablet

Virem 600mg tablet is an antiretroviral drug belonging to the family of medicines called protease inhibitors, containing the active ingredient Darunavir. It is used to treat HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection by increasing the immunity in adults and children of three years or older; However, this medicine doesn't cure HIV, but it may lower the chance of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV-related conditions. This medicine should be taken in combination with ritonavir or cobicistat and other anti-HIV medicine. 

Do not consume this medicine if allergic to Darunavir and its other ingredients. Inform your physician if you have liver diseases, such as hepatitis B or C injection; Your doctor may monitor your liver before suggesting Virem 600mg tablet. Notify your doctor if you have diabetes; this medicine might increase the sugar level in the blood. Also, tell your doctor if you notice any symptoms of infections (enlarged lymph nodes and fever). Before starting, inform your doctor if you have hemophilia (inherited bleeding disorder). Contact your physician immediately if you notice any musculoskeletal problems (joint aches, stiffness, and pains, particularly in the hip, knee, and shoulder, and difficulty in movement. Notify your doctor if you are older than 65 years. 

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. In men, this medicine can pass into semen, so use effective contraception during and after seven days of the last dose. Discuss with your doctor for more fertility concerns. Before starting with the Virem 600mg tablet, notify your doctor if you consume any other medicine. Consult your doctor regularly to prevent the risk of other conditions.


Uses of Virem 600mg Tablet

  • Treatment of HIV infection

Therapeutic Effects of Virem 600mg Tablet

Virem 600mg tablet inhibits the activity of the HIV protease enzyme, which is responsible for the replication of the virus. This prevents the production of mature and infectious viral particles.


Interaction of Virem 600mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications such as Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Efavirenz, St John's wort, and other medicine may interact with Virem 600mg tablet and can cause undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Virem 600mg Tablet

  • Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children
  • Store protected from light at a temperature not exceeding 30°C.

How to consume Virem 600mg Tablet

Take the Virem 600mg tablet as your physician advises. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.


Safety Advices for Virem 600mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning to get pregnant during the treatment. Virem 600mg tablet should not be taken while pregnant unless specifically advised by your doctor.

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Breast Feeding

  

Do not breastfeed while taking the Virem 600mg tablet because there is the possibility of transmitting both the HIV infection and the medicine's ingredient to the infant

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether the Virem 600mg tablet is safe for patients with lung diseases. Inform your doctor if you have any lung diseases before initiating the therapy.

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Liver

  

Virem 600mg tablet should be cautiously administered in patients with liver diseases. However, inform your physician of any liver diseases before initiating the therapy.

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Alcohol

  

It is highly unsafe to drink alcohol while taking the Virem 600mg tablet. It may lower the effectiveness of the drug and can cause liver damage.

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Driving

  

Do not drive or operate machines when taking the Virem 600mg tablet because this medicine makes you feel dizzy.


Side Effects of Virem 600mg Tablet

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

Serious

  • Liver problems
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Diabetes
  • Unusual bleeding

Common

  • Weight gain
  • Increased cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, flatulence
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Tiredness and dizziness
  • Numbness or pain in hands or feet
  • Loss of strength
  • Sleeplessness
  • Obesity, buffalo hump, breast enlargement
  • Autoimmune disorders

Word of Advice

Discuss effective contraception methods with your doctor, along with fertility concerns. Virem 600mg tablet might reduce its effectiveness in contraception; alternative methods of non-hormonal contraception are recommended. Do not stop the medicine until your doctor advises. Regular blood tests are recommended to evaluate your liver function and hepatitis B virus level. A combination of antiretroviral therapy may develop a bone disease (osteonecrosis). Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects. You are doctor may change your dose or stop the treatment. 


FAQs

Q 1. Why is it mandatory to use effective contraception while treating the Virem 600mg tablet?

Usage of contraception is to avoid HIV transmission to your partner and unwanted pregnancy; using effective contraception while taking the Virem 600mg tablet is advised. This medicine might reduce the effectiveness of contraception. Discuss alternative methods of non-hormonal contraception with your physician.

Q 2. Can Virem 600mg tablet cure HIV?

No, Virem 600mg tablet is not a cure for HIV. It is an antiretroviral medication that helps control the replication of the virus and slows down the progression of the disease. It is usually taken lifelong as a combination therapy to manage HIV infection.

Q 3. Which family does Virem 600mg tablet belong to?

Yes, the Virem 600mg tablet is an antiretroviral drug belonging to the protease inhibitor family.

Q 4. What are the common side effects of Virem 600mg tablet?

Virem 600mg tablet's most common side effects are diarrhea, headache, fatigue, buffalo hump, breast enlargement and dizziness.

Q 5. Can Virem 600mg tablet cause skin problems?

People taking Virem 600mg tablet may develop a skin rash. Infrequently a rash may become severe or potentially life-threatening. Please get in touch with your doctor whenever you develop a rash.


Fact Box of Virem 600mg Tablet

Molecule Name: Darunavir

Therapeutic class: Antiretroviral drug

Pharmacological class: Protease inhibitor

Indications: Treatment of HIV infection


References

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  4. KD Tripathi, Antiviral Drugs (Anti-retrovirus), Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, 2019, 860-872.
  5. Sharon Safrin, Antiviral Agents, Lange's Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 14th Edition, 2018, 863-894.

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