What Is Duovir N?
Duovir N is a combination medicine of Lamivudine (Lamivudine), Nevirapine (Nevirapine), and Zidovudine. It belongs to a group of drugs called Antiretroviral Drugs. The drug is prescribed to adults and children for the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency viruses). HIV weakens the immune system, which is a defense against infections that healthy immune systems are able to fight.
The virus causes the immune system to become weaker and eventually infected people develop acquired immunodeficiency (AIDS), the most severe form of HIV infection. The symptoms can be similar to those of other infections, such as fever, fatigue, muscle pains, and extreme tiredness.
How Duovir N Works
Duovir N is used to control HIV infection. Nvirapine, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine are incorporated into viral DNA, inhibiting HIV replication. This occurs by binding different sites on the HIV reverse transcriptase enzyme.
As directed by your doctor, take Duovir N. The medicine should swallow with a full glass of water. Do not chew or crush the medicine. The correct dosage and duration will determine by your doctor based on factors such as age, weight, and condition. Do not stop taking Duovir N unless you advise to do so by your doctor.
Side Effects Of Duovir N
- Headache, fatigue, and dizziness
- Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea
- Itchy, red, or raised rash
- Increase in certain liver enzymes
- Joint pain, muscle pain, and other muscle problems
- Cough and nasal symptoms
- Sleeping disorders
- Hair loss
- Low red blood cells
- Low white blood cell count
- Aches and pains in general
- Drop in Blood Platelets