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VIRO 4 KIT TABLET
Salt Composition : Atazanavir,lamivudine,ritonavir,tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
Manufacturer : EMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
6 Tablet(s) In A Strip
Introduction to Viro 4 Kit Tablet
Viro 4 Kit tablet consists of the active substance called Atazanavir, Lamivudine, Ritonavir, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, which belongs to the class of antiretroviral or antiviral medicine. This medicine treats HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) and works by inhibiting the enzymes (HIV reverse transcriptase) important for virus replication. This tablet is not studied in patients over 65 years of age.
Do not consume Viro 4 Kit tablet if you have experienced allergic reactions to Atazanavir, Lamivudine, Ritonavir, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, or any of its ingredients. During the Atazanavir, Lamivudine, Ritonavir, and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate tablet treatment, your doctor may periodically monitor your blood counts, bone mineral density, heart, liver, and kidney parameters to prevent serious complications. Report to your doctor if you have had a history of heart failure (PR prolongation), hypersensitivity (toxic skin eruptions, or Stevens-Johnson syndrome), pancreatitis, bone disease (osteonecrosis - the death of bone tissue), fractures, liver (chronic hepatitis B or C), or kidney problems.
Patients consuming this medicine may develop immune reconstitution syndrome, diabetes mellitus, excessive body fat, and hyperglycemia. Viro 4 Kit tablet should not be given to patients with existing kidney problems. If you have lactose intolerance, notify your doctor before starting the treatment. Inform your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Breastfeeding is not recommended due to the potential transmission of HIV from the mother to the baby.
Uses of Viro 4 Kit Tablet
- Treatment of HIV infection
Therapeutic Effects of Viro 4 Kit Tablet
Atazanavir and Ritonavir inhibit the viral enzyme protease. Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate inhibit the enzyme reverse transcriptase; inhibition of these enzymes blocks the reproduction of the virus and prevents the release of viral particles in the body to treat the HIV infection.
Interaction of Viro 4 Kit 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 St. John wort (an herbal supplement) and other medications may interact with the Viro 4 Kit tablet and can cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Viro 4 Kit Tablet
- Store at a temperature not exceeding 30°C.
- Keep away from moisture, heat, and light.
- Do not freeze the medicine.
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
How to consume Viro 4 Kit Tablet
Viro 4 Kit tablet are film-coated tablets. The usual recommended dosage of this medication is one tablet every day, with or without food. Your physician will choose the dosage and administration frequency based on the medical condition because it differs for each person. Do not crush, chew or break the tablet.
Safety Advices for Viro 4 Kit Tablet
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 Viro 4 Kit tablet.
It is unsafe to breastfeed if you are with HIV infection. Consult your doctor for more information about Viro 4 Kit tablet.
It is unknown whether the Viro 4 Kit 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.
Inform your physician about any underlying liver disorders before taking Viro 4 Kit tablet, as this medication should be used with caution in liver disease patients. Your doctor may monitor your liver enzymes. Consult your physician before taking this medicine.
Do not consume alcohol while taking the Viro 4 Kit tablet, as this injection may cause drowsiness with alcohol.
It is unsafe to drive while taking Viro 4 Kit tablet because this medicine might cause vision problems and tiredness, so avoid driving and operating machinery during this treatment.
Side Effects of Viro 4 Kit Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Pancreas problems
- Kidney damage
- Deep, rapid breathing
- Nausea, vomiting
- Lactic acidosis (excess lactic acid)
- Increased liver enzymes
- Stomach pain
- Bloating, flatulence
- Low phosphate levels in the blood
- Joint pain
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 very 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. Viro 4 Kit tablet does not reduce the risk of passing on HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination. You must continue the medication to avoid this complication. Most patients experience asymptomatic increases in hyperbilirubinemia (increase in bilirubin).
Q 1. Can you consume alcohol while on treatment with Viro 4 Kit tablet?
No, you should not consume alcohol while on this treatment; it increases the risk of liver injury. Viro 4 Kit tablet is associated with a higher risk of liver damage and impairment.
Q 2. What are the symptoms of lactic acidosis?
Unusual weakness, tiredness, muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, irregular heartbeat, and feeling cold in your arms and legs are the most prominent symptoms of lactic acidosis.
Q 3. What is the risk factor of the Viro 4 Kit tablet?
Patients consuming this medicine may develop immune reconstitution syndrome, diabetes mellitus, excessive body fat, and hyperglycemia. Most patients experience asymptomatic increases in hyperbilirubinemia (increase in bilirubin) after consuming Viro 4 Kit tablet.
Q 4. What is the combination of the Viro 4 Kit tablet?
Viro 4 Kit tablets are a combination of Viro 4 Kit tablets.
Q 5. Can I keep Viro 4 Kit tablet in the freezer?
No, it should not be kept in freezer. The storage temperature of the Viro 4 Kit tablet is not to exceed 30°C.
Fact Box of Viro 4 Kit Tablet
Molecule name: Atazanavir, Lamivudine, Ritonavir, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
Therapeutic class: Antiretrovirals
Pharmacological class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)
Indications: HIV Infection
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- KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Antiviral drugs, 7th edition, 2013, 809-810.
- Cipla Ltd, US Food and Drug Administration, [ Revised on October 2017] [ Accessed on 20th May 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/pepfar/206451PI.pdf
- Cipla (EU) Limited, Electronic Medicines Compendium (emc), [ Revised on Nov 2021] [ Accessed on 20th May 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.10500.pdf
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