Q1. What is Zidolam (Lamivudine and Zidovudine)?
Ans. Zidolam tablets belong to a group of two antiretrovirals medications. It is used in the treatment of HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) infection. This medication helps to reduce the amount of HIV in your body and improves the quality of life.
Q2. How does Zidolam (Lamivudine and Zidovudine) work?
Ans. Zidolam tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Lamivudine+Zidovudine. It belongs to a class of medications nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). This medication prevents them from multiplying and reducing the amount of virus from the body. This tablet also increases the count of CD4 cells (white blood cells that protect against infection) in your blood.
Q3. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. Do not use a Zidolam tablet if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This medication can cause harm to the unborn baby.
Q4. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- nausea, diarrhea, headache, muscle pain, cough, pale skin, difficulty in falling asleep, etc.
Q5. How to take this medicine?
Ans. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water and take it regularly at the same time every day. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects.
Q6. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Zidolam tablets, contact your doctor immediately. Do not stop or change your dosing schedule without taking suggestions from your doctor.
Q7. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. Zidolam tablets may cause dizziness in some patients. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms of dizziness because it may affect your ability to drive.
Q8. What should I avoid while receiving this medication?
Ans. Avoid contact with people who have infections. Follow your doctor’s instructions and restrictions about any food and other activities.
Q9. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep it away from direct heat and light. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details regarding the Zidolam (Lamivudine and Zidovudine).
Q10. What are the warnings and precautions?
Ans. Before starting treatment with Zidolam tablets, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history.
- Do not use Zidolam tablets if you are allergic to Lamivudine and Zidovudine.
- Close monitoring of body fat distribution and body weight is required during treatment with this medicine.
- Do not crush or break the tablet.
- This medication increases the risk of lactic acidosis.