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Viranz (Efavirenz) Drug Price and Information

Viranz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), and active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) prescribed for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 either alone or with other medications.  

Viranz

  Tablet  
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.
Generic : Efavirenz
 1,200.00
200mg
30 Tablets
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    Drug Name : Efavirenz

    Efavirenz(Sustiva) generic Viranz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), and active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) prescribed for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 either alone or with other medications.
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    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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    Medical condition(s) for which Viranz may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 600 mg, once daily.

    Side effects of Viranz

    Most Common : Dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue, sleeplessness and vomiting.

    Body as a Whole : Allergic reactions, weakness and redistribution/accumulation of body fat.

    Central Nervous System : Poor concentration, drowsiness, abnormal dreaming, emotion, confusion, agitation, memory loss, hallucinations, stupor, abnormal thinking and depersonalization.

    Genitourinary : Breast enlargement in male.

    Gastrointestinal : Constipation and malabsorption.

    Heart : Flushing and palpitations.

    Liver : Increase in liver enzyme and liver failure/inflammation.

    Metabolic : Increased level of cholesterol in blood.

    Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain and joint pain.

    Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.

    Skin : Redness of the skin, rash and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

    Eye and ENT : Abnormal vision and ringing in the ear.

    How to use Viranz?

    It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

    When Should Viranz not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients who are taking antimigraine, benzodiazepines, calcium channel blocker, GI motility agent, neuroleptic drugs, St. John's wort, and known hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Viranz

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high cholesterol, kidney problem, liver problems, seizures, mental illness, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or trouble in concentrating, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

    Avoid alcohol consumption.

    Since it does not stop the spread of HIV to others, avoid contact, sharing of needles and injection supplies.

    Extreme caution needed in children less than 3 years old.

    Monitor liver function and cholesterol level while taking this medication.

    Patient may develop Immune Reconstitution Syndrome.

    Other Precautions for Viranz

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Viranz

    Store it at controlled room temperature (15- 25° C).

    ♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



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