- Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Combivir* used for?
Generic for Combivir* (Lamivudine–Zidovudine) is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. This drug is a combination of two antiviral drugs (Lamivudine and Zidovudine), which belong to a group of medicines called reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It helps decrease the amount of HIV that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Combivir*?
The dosage of Generic for Combivir* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Combivir* can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Combivir*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Combivir* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Combivir*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Combivir*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Combivir*?
- Valproic acid
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Combivir*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Combivir*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Combivir*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Combivir* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Combivir* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Combivir* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Combivir* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Combivir* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, tiredness, dizziness, loss of appetite, and trouble sleeping. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Combivir*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Combivir*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Combivir* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Combivir*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Combivir*?
How will Generic for Combivir* work in my body?
How should Generic for Combivir* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Combivir* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Combivir* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.