What is combivir used for?Chemical Name: LAMIVUDINE (la-MI-vyoo-deen) and ZIDOVUDINE (zye-DOE-vyoo-deen)
Combivir (Lamivudine and Zidovudine)
Combivir is made from two main ingredients, which are lamivudine and zidovudine respectively. The primary job of this particular medicine is to decrease the level of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in your body; thus, preventing this particularly dangerous virus from increasing in your body.
The substances that this medicine is made up of belong to the family of antiviral medicines. They are also known as reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Also, when it puts a stain on the development of HIV, it also prevents the development of AIDS. However, the main point to note here is that this medicine is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
To make use of this medicine when prescribed by your doctor, you can buy Combivir generic online from Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredients include Lamivudine and Zidovudine.
As with other medications, you should take Combivir generic as it has been prescribed to you by your doctor. Also, you have to store this medicine at room temperature and away from the reach of children.
You can take Combivir with or without your meals but be sure that you follow your doctor’s prescribed procedure.
For adults who have HIV infection, they should take one tablet of this particular medicine two times in a day orally. Also, you can use Combivir with other antiretrovirals for treating the HIV-1 infection.
The adult dose for non-occupational exposure also requires you to take one tablet of Combivir two times in a day orally. The course of the medicine is 28 days.
The adult dose is same as the non-occupational dose for occupational exposure. However, although the course is of 28 days, it should only be taken for that duration if it’s tolerated.
Before taking Combivir, ensure that:
- You are not allergic to lamivudine, zidovudine, or emtricitabine.
- You are cautious when taking Combivir if you are overweight.
- You are cautious when taking Combivir if you have a liver problem.
- You do not have pancreas disorder.
Other cautions may also exist.
The side effects you should know about are:
- Low count of white blood cells
- Chest pain
- Difficulty speaking
- Swelled throat
- Lost appetite
Other side effects may also exist.
Product Code: 1425
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.