ZEPDON

Mfd. by :- Cipla (Fulfilled By : Magicine Pharma)

Zepdon

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Brand name - Zepdon
Generic name - Raltegravir
Manufacturer - Cipla Ltd
Strength - 400mg
Dosage - Tablet (Oral administration)
Packaging - Bottle
Indication - HIV infection
Prescription needed - Yes

Description

Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet is an antiretroviral medication. It is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It stops or slows the virus from multiplying. It is advisable to take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor for better efficacy without increasing or decreasing the dose strength. This medicine is available at the best price in India.

Pharmacodynamics

Raltegravir works to inhibit HIV integrase to prevent the viral genome being incorporated into the human genome. It is primarily metabolized by glucuronidation. The molecular weight of Raltegravir is 444.4 g/mol. Its molecular formula is C20H21FN6O5. It targets integrase, an enzyme common to retroviruses that integrates the viral genetic material into human chromosomes.

Usage of Medicine

Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet is available in the strength of 400 mg in the form of tablets for oral administration. It is a prescription medicine that helps to slow down the multiplication of the virus in the body. However, this medicine is not a permanent cure for HIV. it is advisable to not skip a dose, or change the dose strength. It is prescribed in combination with other HIV medicines. Swallow the tablet as a whole with water, without breaking, cutting, or chewing it. Zepdon tablet may be taken with or without food.

Interaction

Medicine interactions should be discussed with the healthcare provider before taking the Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet. 

Interaction with Alcohol

Interaction with Alcohol is unknown. Please consult your healthcare provider before consumption.

Interaction with Medicine

  • Magnesium Hydroxide

  • Magnesium oxide

  • Rifampicin

  • Aluminium Hydroxide

Interaction with disease

  • Hepatic impairment

Contraindication

  • This medicine is not indicated to patients having a known allergy to Raltegravir or any of the inactive ingredients.

  • Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet is not indicated to patients who are known to be hypersensitive.

  • Diarrhea

  • Dizziness

  • Fatigue

  • Headache 

  • Insomnia

  • Nausea

  • Loss of appetite

  • Fever

  • Fast heartbeat

  • Irritation

  • Skin rash

  • Itching

  • Redness of skin

  • Stomach ache

  • Blood in urine

  • Drowsiness 

Normal Dose

Take Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet exactly as prescribed by the healthcare provider for better efficacy without increasing or decreasing the dose strength. Swallow the tablet as a whole with water, without breaking, cutting, or chewing it.

Missed Dose

It is advisable to not skip a dose. If you miss a dose, make sure to take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose. Also, make sure to not increase the dose strength to catch up with the missed dose.

Overdose

It is advisable to not overdose. In case of overdose, make sure to consult your healthcare professional immediately.

 

Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

It is advisable to consult the healthcare provider before the consumption of Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding because this medicine may harm the baby.

Driving 

After the consumption of Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet, it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if side effects (like blurred vision, lack of concentration) occur.

Liver or Kidney Disease

It is advisable to administer Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet with utmost caution in patients having a known liver or/and kidney disease.

Medical History

Make sure to consult your healthcare provider regarding your medical history, medicines you already take (including supplements), and your current medical condition before consuming Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet.

 

Q1- What is Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet used for?

A- Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet is a prescription medicine, used in the treatment of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. It interferes with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses.

Q2- What are the possible side effects of Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablets?

A- The common side effects of Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablets are headache, nausea, taste change, stomach ache, peripheral neuropathy, diarrhea, fever, chills, hair loss, urine infection, kidney failure, etc. Make sure to contact your doctor if side effects occur or last longer than usual.

Q3- What is the storage condition for Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablets?

A- Store Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablets at room temperature (10-30°C) in the same container. Keep it away from children and pets.

Q4- Can I drive after taking this medicine?

A- After taking Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet, it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if side effects like blurred vision or dizziness occur and last longer than usual.

Q5- Can I take this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, taking Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet may not be safe. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking this medicine.

Q6- What should I avoid while consuming Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablets?

A- Limit your sugar and salt intake because HIV may increase your chance of getting heart disease.

Q7- In what strength is Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet available?

A- Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet is available in the strength of 400 mg.

Q8- Is Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A- No, it is not a habit-forming medicine.

Q9- Can I take this medication in liver disease?

A- Take Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet with utmost caution if you have known liver disease. Also, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor beforehand.

Q10- Can I take this medication in kidney disease?

A- Take Zepdon (Raltegravir) tablet with utmost caution if you have known kidney disease. Also, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor beforehand.

 

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