What is Zidolam N 150 mg Tablet?
Zidolam N 150 mg Tablet is a combination of drugs that contains the active constituents Lamivudine, Nevirapine, and Zidovudine. It is used with other antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of HIV infection. It attacks the immune system and destroys it. It makes your body unable to fight against infection. It is used in adults and adolescents whose weight is at least 35 kg. This medicine is not a cure for HIV, but it may decrease the number of infections and its complications. It prohibits the virus from multiplying in the body. It belongs to the nucleoside analog. It reduces the viral load in your body. It boosts your immune system and reduces the risk associated with HIV infection. This medicine is used in children whose weight is above 25 kg. This medicine is not recommended for patients who are suffering from anemia (low level of blood) or neutropenia (low level of white blood cells).
What are lamivudine, nevirapine and zidovudine drugs used for?
It is manufactured in India by Hetero Healthcare Limited. It is used alone or in combination with other antiretroviral medications to treat HIV infection. It is used in adults and adolescents whose weight is at least 35 kg. : Lamivudine and Zidovudine belong to a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works to increase the number of white blood cells to fight infections in your body. It helps to stop the reverse transcriptase from making a new virus. It controls the HIV – 1 infection and blocks the enzyme necessary for the growth of the virus. This medicine is used to treat, control, prevent and improve the disease and its related symptoms. It improves the patient’s health by boosting its immune system and helps them to live a better life.
What is HIV and how is it caused?
HIV stands (for human immunodeficiency virus). HIV is a virus that destroys the immune system. It kills the CD4 cell (a type of white blood cell in your body) It may lead to other problems or even cancers. HIV enters into the DNA so it is a lifelong condition. There are no drugs available to cure HIV and viruses remain for many years. If it is left untreated, It may develop a severe condition called AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). In this stage, your immune system is too weak and your body is no more able to fight infection. It may lead to death.
HIV is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. This virus invades your T- cells which makes your immune system weak and no longer able to fight any kind of infection or disease. You become ill and weak. You can get HIV through the blood, semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk, infected syringe, blade, razors, personal items of an infected person, rectal fluids of an infected person, open sores, wounds, and unprotected sex.
Symptoms of HIV
When you are infected with HIV, you will feel flu-like symptoms. These may include:
Swollen lymph nodes
The combination of lamivudine, zidovudine, and nevirapine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is normally taken with or without food. Take it around the same time every day. Follow the directions prescribed by your doctor carefully. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. The dose and duration will be decided on 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 common side effects of this medicine include headache, difficulty in sleeping, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, tiredness, cough, rash, and fatigue. Inform your doctor if these side effects remain for a long time. Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. It helps you to handle the side effects.
The benefit of Zidolam N 150 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of the Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) virus.
Zidolam N 150 mg is a prescription medicine. It is used with other antiviral medications for the treatment of HIV infection. It helps to minimize the amount of HIV in your body. It improves the immune system of your body which reduces the chances of HIV infections and its complications such as other diseases and cancers. It belongs to nucleoside and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It does not cure HIV infection but it prevents the growth of the virus to its advanced stage. It gives you longevity in life.
Side effects of Zidolam 150 mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Chills and fever
Loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Difficulty in bowel movements
Dark colored urine
Muscle pain or cramps
How is Zidolam N 150 mg Tablet taken?
The combination of lamivudine, zidovudine, and nevirapine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is normally taken with or without food. Take it around the same time every day. Follow the directions prescribed by your doctor carefully. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew or 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. Many other medicines can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using during the treatment.
How does a Zidolam N 150 mg Tablet work?
Zidolam N 150 mg is an antiviral medicine. This medicine contains both nucleoside and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Lamivudine and Zidovudine contain nucleoside reverse transcriptase which prohibits the action of HIV – 1 reverse enzyme while Nevirapine contains a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which blocks the RNA and DNA polymerase activity that is essential for the reproduction of HIV – 1 infection. It prevents the multiplication and spread of diseases in your body.