VONAVIR TABLET belongs to the class of medicines called ‘antiretroviral agents’ used to treat HIV infection. HIV is a virus that attacks the immune cells of the body leading to decreased immunity. It spreads through body fluids such as semen, vaginal fluid, and blood. Symptoms include fever, chills, rash, night sweats, muscle aches, tiredness, and sore throat that usually last for days to several weeks.
VONAVIR TABLET contains Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir. Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, whereas Emtricitabine and Tenofovir are nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors. They work by inhibiting the reverse transcriptase enzyme production, which the HIV-infected cells must make to make new viruses. This effect helps to inhibit viral replication.
You should take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The common side-effects of VONAVIR TABLET are dizziness, headache, diarrhea, feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), rashes (red spots or blotches sometimes with blistering and swelling of the skin), and feeling weak. These side-effects usually resolve without requiring any medical attention. However, if any of these side effects persist or get worse, inform your doctor immediately.
VONAVIR TABLET belongs to the group of medicines called antiretroviral therapy (ART). VONAVIR TABLET is a fixed-dose combination (FDC) and contains Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir. FDC helps decrease drug resistance (reducing medication effectiveness) as the HIV virus can easily develop drug resistance. VONAVIR TABLET helps reduce the symptoms, control the infection, and prevent opportunistic infections effectively. It further helps in improving the quality of life of a patient with HIV.
VONAVIR TABLET is available in the form of a tablet. The tablet should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it. It should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal, preferably bedtime. The dose and duration are prescribed by the doctor based on your health condition.