Q1- What is Instgra (Dolutegravir)?
A- Instgra (Dolutegravir) is an antiretroviral used in the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Instgra?
A- Store at room temperature (10-30°C).
Q3- What are the common side effects of Instgra?
A- Some of the common side effects of Instgra are headache, insomnia, dizziness, diarrhea, muscle pain, drowsiness, fever, fatigue, etc. Contact your healthcare provider if side effects (these or other) occur.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Instgra?
A- Instgra comprises Dolutegravir, an HIV integrase strand transfer inhibitor that blocks the functioning of HIV integrase. It is available in the strength of 50 mg in the form of tablets (for oral administration).
Q5- How does Instgra work?
A- Dolutegravir, the active ingredient of Instgra, is an HIV integrase strand transfer inhibitor that blocks the functioning of HIV integrase. It prevents the multiplication of virus in the body.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Instgra tablet in the same dose strength as prescribed by your healthcare provider, without any alterations unless asked otherwise by the doctor.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
A- In case of overdose and missed dose, make sure to seek emergency medical attention, to get needed help. Otherwise, it is advised not to miss a dose or overdose, unless the healthcare professional prescribes.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
Warning– Discuss the following points with a medical professional before taking Instgra tablet (if applicable):
- Diet plan
Precautions– Make sure to avoid:
- Contact with people who are suffering from infection(s)
- Activities that increase the risk of bleeding
- Drinking alcohol while consuming this medicine
- Driving or operating heavy machiner
Q9- Is it safe to take Instgra during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, do not take this medicine unless the medical practitioner prescribes, after discussing the potential risks and benefits.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Instgra?
A- This medicine may make you drowsy or may affect your ability to drive. Therefore, it is advised to not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel unwell.