DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
What are the side effects you encounter while taking this medicine?
Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals is an anti-HIV treatment in the class of drugs called Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors. The body breaks down these drugs into chemicals that stop HIV from infecting uninfected cells in the body, but they do not help cells that have already been infected with the virus. This product is an important part of combination anti-HIV treatment. Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals inhibits the reproduction of viruses in the body.
Before taking the medication, tell your doctor if you have:
problems with your muscles
problems with your blood counts.
Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals does not reduce the risk of passing the HIV or hepatitis B virus to others. Avoid alcohol while taking the medicine. Alcohol may increase the risk of damage to the pancreas and / or liver. It is not known whether Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals will be harmful to an unborn baby. It is very important to treat HIV / AIDS during pregnancy to reduce the risk of infecting the baby. It is not known whether Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals passes into breast milk and what effect it may have on a nursing baby. To prevent transmission of the virus to uninfected babies, it is recommended that HIV-positive mothers not breast-feed. The drug may interact with other medications resulting in reduced effectiveness and / or side effects. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, including herbal products.
The possible side effects of Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals are lactic acidosis and severe liver problems, including fatal cases, have been reported with the use of reverse transcriptase inhibitors, alone or in combination. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience nausea, vomiting, or unusual or unexpected stomach discomfort; weakness and tiredness; shortness of breath; weakness in the arms and legs; yellowing of the skin or eyes; or pain in the upper stomach area. These may be early symptoms of lactic acidosis or liver problems. Serious cases of pancreatitis have also been reported with the use of Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of pancreatitis including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. If you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop taking this medication and seek emergency medical attention.
Seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of a Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals overdose are not known. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless your doctor directs otherwise.
Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals can be taken with or without food. For the treatment of HIV or AIDS, this drug is usually taken twice a day and is often used in combination with other HIV medicines. Follow your doctor's instructions. For the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, this product is usually taken once a day. Follow your doctor's instructions. Store Retrolam Mcneil & Argus Pharmaceuticals at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Depending on the reaction of the Retrolam after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Retrolam not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Retrolam addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology