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What Trizivir is and what it is used for
Trizivir is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection in adults. Trizivir contains three active ingredients that are used to treat HIV infection: abacavir, lamivudine and zidovudine. All of these belong to a group of anti-retroviral medicines called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Trizivir helps to control your condition. Trizivir does not cure HIV infection; it reduces the amount of virus in your body, and keeps it at a low level. This helps your body to increase the CD4 cell count in your blood. CD4 cells are a type of white blood cell that are important in helping your body to fight infection. Not everyone responds to treatment with Trizivir in the same way. Your doctor will monitor the effectiveness of your treatment
How to take Trizivir
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Keep in touch with your doctor, and do not stop taking Trizivir without your doctor’s advice. How much to take The usual dose of Trizivir for adults is one tablet twice a day. Take the tablets at regular times, leaving approximately 12 hours between each tablet. Swallow the tablets whole, with some water. Trizivir can be taken with or without food. If you take more Trizivir than you should If you accidentally take too much Trizivir, tell your doctor or your pharmacist, or contact your nearest hospital emergency department for further advice. If you forget to take Trizivir If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then continue your treatment as before. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. It is important to take Trizivir regularly, because if you take it at irregular intervals it may not continue to work against the HIV infection, and you may be more likely to have a hypersensitivity reaction. If you have stopped taking Trizivir If you have stopped taking Trizivir for any reason — especially because you think you are having side effects, or because you have other illness: Talk to your doctor before you start taking it again. Your doctor will check whether your symptoms were related to a hypersensitivity reaction. If the doctor thinks they may have been related, you will be told never again to take Trizivir, or any other medicine containing abacavir (Kivexa,Triumeq or Ziagen). It is important that you follow this advice. If your doctor advises that you can start taking Trizivir again, you may be asked to take your first doses in a place where you will have ready access to medical care if you need it.
Possible side effects
During HIV therapy there may be an increase in weight and in levels of blood lipids and glucose. This is partly linked to restored health and life style, and in the case of blood lipids sometimes to the HIV medicines themselves. Your doctor will test for these changes. Treatment with Trizivir often causes a loss of fat from legs, arms and face (lipoatrophy). This loss of body fat has been shown to be not fully reversible after discontinuation of zidovudine. Your doctor should monitor for signs of lipoatrophy. Tell your doctor if you notice any loss of fat from your legs, arms, and face. When these signs occur, Trizivir should be stopped and your HIV treatment changed.Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. When you are being treated for HIV, it can be hard to tell whether a symptom is a side effect of Trizivir or other medicines you are taking, or an effect of the HIV infection itself. So it is very important to talk to your doctor about any changes in your health. Even patients who don’t have the HLA-B*5701 gene may still develop a hypersensitivity reaction (a serious allergic reaction), described in this leaflet in the panel headed ‘Hypersensitivity reactions’. It is very important that you read and understand the information about this serious reaction. As well as the side effects listed below for Trizivir, other conditions can develop during treatment. It is important to read the information on the other side of this leaflet under ‘Other possible side effects of Trizivir
How to store Trizivir
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not take this medicine after the expiry date shown on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not store above 30°C. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures help protect the environment.
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