Trizivir

Generic Name:abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine

Trizivir is an antiviral medicine which is a group of human immunodeficiency virus or (HIV) medicines which are also known as reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This medicine helps to keep the HIV virus from reproducing in the body.

Trizivir treats HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.

How to use Trizivir Tablets

Trizivir may be used as follows:

  • You should take Trizivir exactly as it was prescribed for you.
  • Never take amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.
  • You can take the medicine with or without food.
  • In order to attain the best treatment use all of your medications as directed by your doctor.
  • Kindly read the Medication Guide and a Warning Card which lists the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
  • Always read this information carefully and carry the Warning Card with you at all times so you will know what symptoms to watch for.
  • If you have or develop hepatitis B you may develop complications of the liver if you stop taking this medication.

Cautions before Use Trizivir Tablets

The following precautions must be taken care of when using Trizivir

  • Never take Trizivir if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Trizivir.
  • Let your doctor know if you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine that contains abacavir, such as Epzicom or Ziagen. On developing an allergic reaction to abacavir, you must never use it again.
  • Some people have developed a life-threatening condition called lactic acidosis while taking Trizivir.
  • It is not known whether Trizivir is harmful to an unborn baby.
  • Before taking Trizivir, tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is likely that HIV can be passed to the baby if the mother is not properly treated during pregnancy. Keep taking all your HIV medicines as directed to control your infection while you are pregnant.
  • Never breast-feed while you are using this medication. Women with HIV or AIDS should not breast-feed at all. This medicine should not be used to treat HIV in adolescents weighing less than 90 pounds.

Trizivir Tablets Side Effects

Stop using Trizivir and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain;
  • General tiredness
  • Body aches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Liver problems
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Fever, chills
  • Body aches
  • Flu symptoms
  • Pale skin

Trizivir Tablets Interaction

When certain medications are taken together with Trizivir drug interactions could occur that may affect the efficacy of the medicines. It can even increase your risk for side effects. Trizivir can interact with other medicines such as methadone, ribavirin, interferon and sulfa drugs resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness of Trizivir.

Trizivir Tablets Overdose Symptoms

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, and confusion.

 

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