Danavir tablets are an antiviral medication used in the treatment of HIV-1 infection. The active ingredient in this medication is Darunavir. It works by stopping the virus from multiplying. This medication is used in combination therapy with other HIV medications to slow down the progression of the disease and improve the quality of life.
The active ingredient in Danavir tablets is Darunavir, which belongs to a class of medications called protease inhibitors. Each tablet contains 600 mg of Darunavir.
Danavir tablets are used in the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and children who weigh at least 3 kg. This medication is used as part of a combination therapy along with other HIV medications. It helps to reduce the amount of HIV in the body and increase the CD4 cell count.
How to use:
Danavir tablets should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The usual dose of Danavir for adults is one 600 mg tablet taken once daily with food. For children, the dose is based on body weight. It is important to take the medication at the same time each day to maintain the level of medication in the body.
The dosage of Danavir depends on the age, weight, and medical condition of the patient. The doctor will determine the correct dosage for the patient. The usual recommended dose for adults is one 600 mg tablet taken once daily with food. For children, the dose is based on body weight.
Danavir tablets should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Do not use the medication past the expiration date.
Mechanism of action:
Danavir works by blocking the function of protease, an enzyme that the HIV virus needs to reproduce itself. By blocking the function of protease, Danavir reduces the amount of HIV in the body and helps to prevent the virus from multiplying.
Patients should inform their doctor if they have any allergies, medical conditions, or are taking any other medications. Danavir may interact with other medications and may cause unwanted side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should discuss the risks and benefits of using Danavir with their doctor before taking this medication.
Danavir is contraindicated in patients who have a known allergy to Darunavir. This medication should not be used in patients with severe liver impairment.
Danavir may interact with other medications such as rifampin, St. John’s wort, and other HIV medications. Patients should inform their doctor if they are taking any other medications before starting treatment with Danavir.
In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness.
Common side effects of Danavir include headache, nausea, diarrhea, and skin rashes. These side effects usually go away within a few days of starting treatment. Some rare but serious side effects include liver problems, heart problems, and severe skin reactions. If the patient experiences any serious or persistent side effects, they should consult their doctor immediately.