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Lexiva Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Lexiva is used to treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Because HIV undermines the immune system, reducing the body's ability to fight off other infections and leading to the deadly condition known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

Lexiva Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 1,400 milligrams and you should be taken twice daily.

Uses of Lexiva

  • Lexiva is used to treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Lexiva

Before taken Lexiva 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 Lexiva. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Lexiva:

  • If you have liver problems, then you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • If the rash gets worse or is accompanied by fever, blisters, mouth sores, swelling, or flu-like symptoms, then you should stop taking the drug.
  • It belongs to the sulfonamide family of drugs. If you have an allergy to sulfa drugs such as Bactrim or Septra, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Lexiva 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 Lexiva with the following:

  • Cisapride
  • Dihydroergotamine
  • Ergotamine
  • Lovastatin
  • Methylergonovine
  • Pimozide
  • Simvastatin (Zocor)
  • Triazolam (Halcion)

Little is known about the symptoms of Lexiva overdose. But after taken Lexiva if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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