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What is Ricovir 300 mg Tablet ?
Ricovir, manufactured by Mylan, contains "Tenofovir 300mg" as an active ingredient. It is a prescription HIV drug that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice.
When is Ricovir 300 mg Tablet prescribed ?
Ricovir (Tenofovir) is used with other medications treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
How Does Ricovir (Tenofovir) Tablet Work ?
When HIV infects a cell, it takes control of that cell. HIV then forces the cell to make many more copies of the virus. To make these copies, the cell uses proteins called enzymes. When the activity of these enzymes is reduced the production of HIV slows.
Tenofovir DF belongs to a class (group) of HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). NRTIs block an HIV enzyme called reverse transcriptase. An enzyme is a protein that starts or increases the speed of a chemical reaction. By blocking reverse transcriptase, NRTIs prevent HIV from multiplying and can reduce the amount of HIV in the body.
What are the adverse effects of Ricovir 300 mg Tablets ?
When you take Ricovir HIV medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine may cause side effects. Most side effects from Ricovir are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Below is a list of possible side effects that may occur with medications containing Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate:
Common Side Effects of Ricovir Tablets : Diarrhea ; Dizzy ; Head Pain ; Anxious ; Indigestion ; Joint Pain ; Muscle Pain ; Throat Irritation ; Weight Loss ; Low Energy ; Excess Urination ; Intense Abdominal Pain ; Itching etc.
Serious Side Effects of Ricovir Tablets :High Cholesterol ; Chest Pain ; Trouble Breathing ; Acute Renal Failure ; Inflammation Of Multiple Voluntary Muscles ; Numbness, Tingling Or Pain Of Hands Or Feet ; Softening of Bones ; Renal Tubular Necrosis etc.
This list may not describe all possible side effects of Tenofovir 300mg tablets. If you notice any other side-effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
What are the safety measures of Ricovir 300 mg ?
Before Taking Ricovir anti-HIV medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. You need to remember certain points such as -
|Ricovir may harm a baby developing in the womb. It is important not to become pregnant or father a child while you are having treatment with this HIV medicine. Talk to your doctor or nurse about effective contraception before starting treatment.|
|Women should stop breastfeeding while being treated with Ricovir since it is unknown if this medication is excreted through breast milk. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice.|
|While you take Ricovir, you will have regular blood tests to check : your blood counts (white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets) and liver enzymes. These test can help your doctor check for any side effects. They’re also used to track the progression of disease, and to help doctors make decisions about treatment.|
|Tell your doctor if you have any abnormal or allergic reaction to Ricovir anti-hiv drug or any other medicines. Also inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes or preservatives. For over-the-counter products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.|
|When it comes to alcohol and HIV medicines, it is best to check with your doctor about whether or not it is safe for you to drink during treatment. Because, Most HIV drugs (e.g Ricovir) can cause adverse reactions or become less effective if alcohol is consumed.|
|Other drugs may interact with Ricovir, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.|
|For the best possible benefit, It is very important that you do not miss a dose of this medicine. . If you miss a dose of Ricovir 300 mg, call your doctor right away to reschedule your appointment.|
|Taking a single dose of expired medicine is unlikely to produce an adverse event. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you've had a medicine for a while, check the expiry date before using it. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|Before using Ricovir (Tenofovir), tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have Infection (especially a virus infection such as chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes) ; Liver disease, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, Kidney disease etc.|
What are the storage instructions for Ricovir 300 mg ?
Many factors can damage your medication, including heat, air, light, and moisture. It’s important to keep in mind that where you store your medication can affect its potency and safety. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Tenofovir at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
• Store it in original carton until time of use.
• Store Ricovir tablets in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
• Keep this anti-cancer drug in a safe place so that children & pets can not reach it.
• Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy this medicine.
• Keep your medicines separate from other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.