EFAVIR 600 TABLET

Generic : Efavirenz (600mg)

Treatment : HIV infection

Pack size  : 30 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Cipla Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$38.15

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Efavir 600 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. It is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It helps to control HIV infection so your immune system can work better.

Efavir 600 Tablet reduces the chances of getting HIV-related complications and improves your lifespan. It can be taken empty stomach or with food and is prescribed in combination with other HIV medicines. Taking all these medicines regularly at the right times greatly increases their effectiveness and reduces the chances of HIV becoming resistant to them. It is important to keep taking them regularly until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin, liver, or kidney problems. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood cell counts and liver function. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this medicine. Do not have unprotected sex or share personal items like razors or toothbrushes, if you are HIV positive. Talk to your doctor about safe ways like condoms to prevent HIV transmission during sex.

 

BENEFITS OF EFAVIR TABLET

In Treatment of HIV infection

Efavir 600 Tablet decreases the amount of HIV in the body. It helps control the infection and makes the immune system work better. This ensures a long and healthy life. This drug is usually given in combination with other medicines. Avoid skipping doses and follow the doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefits.

 

HOW TO USE EFAVIR TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Efavir 600 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

 

HOW EFAVIR TABLET WORKS

Efavir 600 Tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells, thereby stopping the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Efavir 600 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Efavir 600 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Efavir 600 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Efavir 600 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Efavir 600 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Efavir 600 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Efavir 600 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Efavir 600 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Efavir 600 Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • PARITAPREVIR
  • RITONAVIR
  • DASABUVIR
  • OMBITASVIR
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • CLARITHROMYCIN
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • PRAVASTATIN
  • SIMVASTATIN
  • BOCEPREVIR
  • SIMEPREVIR
  • GANCICLOVIR
  • CIDOFOVIR

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE EFAVIR 600 TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Efavir 600 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Efavir

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Sleepiness
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Itching
  • Difficulty in paying attention
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Decreased appetite

FAQ's

Q. What is Efavir 600 Tablet? What is it used for?

Efavir 600 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. It is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which if not controlled can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It helps to control HIV infection so your immune system can work better.

Q. Is Efavir 600 Tablet safe?

Efavir 600 Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How does Efavir 600 Tablet work?

Efavir 600 Tablet works by blocking the function of an enzyme, called reverse transcriptase, which is responsible for the HIV replication process. This helps to reduce the level of HIV in the blood.

Q. Is Efavir 600 Tablet effective?

Efavir 600 Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Efavir 600 Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Efavir 600 Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Efavir 600 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is it safe to take Efavir 600 Tablet in pregnancy?

No, Efavir 600 Tablet is not safe to be taken in pregnancy. Some animal studies have shown that Efavir 600 Tablet may cause birth defects if given to pregnant mothers. Therefore, it is advisable not to take Efavir 600 Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pack size  – 30

pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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