Synthivan Tablet is an antiretroviral medication which is used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS. It is usually recommended to use with other antiretroviral. It may also be used for prevention after a needlestick injury or other potential exposure. It is directed to be taken via the mouth once a day. Synthivan Tablet binds itself to the active site of HIV protease and prevents it from splitting the pro-form of viral proteins into the working machinery of the virus. If the HIV protease enzyme does not work then the virus is not infectious, and no mature virions are made.
Synthivan Tablet Uses
Synthivan Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Human immunodeficiency virus infections
Synthivan Tablet - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Synthivan Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Abdominal pain
Synthivan Tablet - Precautions & How to Use
Before using Synthivan Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Avoid spreading of HIV virus to others
- Avoid transmission of HIV: do not share needles or personal care items
- Consult a doctor if you have haemophilia or pancreatitis
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist whenever your medication regimen changes
- It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well
Expert advice for Atazanavir
- Before taking atazanavir, inform you doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
- Inform you doctor if you have or ever had any liver problems or liver disease including hepatitis B or C or kidney problems.
- Discuss with your doctor about necessary precautions to be taken to avoid spreading of HIV virus to others.
- Atazanavir should not be used in children who weigh less than 10 kg or who weigh 25 kg or more.
- Consult your doctor if you experience sudden or spontaneous bleeding.
Expert advice for Ritonavir
Consult your doctor about taking the ritonavir if you had a history of hepatitis A or B, hemophilia, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, kidney disease, any kind of infection, stiffness or aches or pains in joints, weakness or pain or tenderness in muscles, light-headedness, dizziness, fainting episodes or abnormal heartbeat.
- Ritonavir tablets should always be taken with food.
- Use effective methods of contraception to avoid pregnancy.
- Do not drive or operate machinery as ritonavir can cause dizziness or sleepiness.
Synthivan Tablet - Frequently asked Questions
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Synthivan Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Synthivan Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.