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Hivid Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Hivid is an anti-HIV medication. It is in a category of HIV medications known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It prevents HIV by altering the genetic material of healthy T-cells.

Hivid Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 0.750 milligram tablet and you should be taken every 8 hours.
  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 2.25 mg of Hivid per day divided into three doses.

Uses of Hivid

  • An antiviral drug used to treat HIV/AIDS.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Hivid

Before taken Hivid medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Hivid. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Mouth sores and inflammation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rash
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Numbness

Warnings and precautions before taking Hivid:

  • If you are taking this medication, then it may cause liver failure, weakening of the heart, and ulcers in the mouth. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • If you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart problems, have hepatitis, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you develop a liver problem, then you may be stopped treatment with Hivid.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Hivid with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Hivid with the following:

  • Chloramphenicol
  • Dapsone
  • Ethionamide
  • Glutethimide
  • Hydralazine
  • Iodoquinol
  • Metronidazole
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Phenytoin

After taken Hivid if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Hivid overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Pain in the arms and legs

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