What is Danavir 600 mg Tablet?
This medication is an antiviral agent. It is prescribed for HIV infection with other antiviral agents called Ritonavir. It is a protease inhibitor and blocks enzyme activity. It only prevents the virus from multiplying in your body. This medicine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 3 years. This slows down the spread of the virus in the body. It stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.
What is the Ritonavir drug used for?
Ritonavir is sold under the brand name Norvir. This drug is used with other medications to help control the amount of HIV infection in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chances of getting HIV complications and improves your quality of life. Ritonavir belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. It increases the levels of other protease inhibitors, which helps these medications work better. It is not a cure for HIV infection. It decreases your risk of spreading HIV disease to others. Continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
What is HIV?
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying a type of white blood cell that helps your body infection. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers.
- How does HIV spread?
HIV can spread in different ways:
- Through unprotected sex with a person with HIV. This is the most common way that it spreads.
- By sharing drug needles
- Through contact with the blood of a person with HIV
- From mother to baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
- What are the signs and symptoms of HIV infection?
The first signs of HIV infection may be flu-like symptoms:
Swollen lymph nodes
These symptoms may come and go within two or four weeks. This stage is called acute HIV infection.
Take 600 mg with ritonavir and 100 mg twice daily with food. For a child, the dose is based on the body weight of the child. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effects of this medicine include high cholesterol levels, headache, upset stomach, or high triglyceride levels. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help to lose stool, change body fat, feeling tired or weak. If these side effects become serious, you consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give relief from the side effects. It makes you feel better during the treatment.
Benefits of Danavir 600 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of HIV infection
Danavir Tablet helps to control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body and makes your immunity work better. It reduces the chances of getting HIV complications like co-infections and other cancers. It is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It improves immunity that results in longevity of life.
Side effects of Danavir 600 mg Tablet
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Nausea and Vomiting
How is Danavir 600 mg Tablet taken?
Take 600 mg with ritonavir and 100 mg twice daily with food. For a child, the dose is based on the body weight of the child. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How Danavir 600 mg Tablet works?
Danavir 600 mg Tablet is an anti-HIV medication. It works to interfere with an enzyme ( protease). It is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.