Article by Andy King
Combivir contains two medicines Lamivudine and Zidovudine. Generic Combivir belongs to the group of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome medicines and it is called reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Generic Combivir is used to treat HIV and AIDS infections. Combivir works by decreasing the amount of HIV and AIDS virus in the body so immune system works better and improves the quality of life. Combivir Generic controls HIV and AIDS, does not cure them.Before using Combivir, let the doctor know your complete medical history. Do not take Combivir Generic or Let your doctor know:If you are allergic to the content of CombivirIf you have kidney or liver diseasesIf you have hepatitisIf you have bone marrow suppressionIf you are pregnant or planning to get pregnantIf you are over weight If you have PancreatitisIf you are taking other medications such as Epivir, Retrovir, Epzicom, abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine.
Combivir should be taken exactly as prescribed. Never take Combivir more than prescribed or longer than recommended. Take Combivir with full glass of water and with or without food. HIV and AIDS are mostly treated with combination of drugs. To experience noticeable result, please take all the medicine as directed by Doctor. Combivir may decrease the blood cells so your blood may need to be tested at regular interval.
The major side effects of Combivir include hives, breathing difficulty, body swelling, lactic acidosis, muscle pain, weakness, body numbness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, uneven heart beats, fever, chills, pale skin, flu symptoms, liver problems, jaundice, Pancreatitis, and sore throat.The minor side effects may include mild nausea, insomnia, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, cough, stuffy and runny nose, and numbness in the body.
Extremely serious side effect of Combivir is unlikely.If you experience any of the side effects persistent of bothersome, contact your medical professional and ask for immediate help.
For more information about Combivir, talk to your Doctor, Pharmacist or Health professional.
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