Triomune 30 (Stavudine/Lamivudine/Nevirapine) is a drug which is a combination of three medications used for the management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The medication works by slowing the reproduction of the virus cells in the body making it possible for the immune system to control the infection. It should be noted that this medication is only used for the maintenance of the condition and not to provide cure for the infection.
How to use Triomune
The tablets of Triomune 30 (Stavudine/Lamivudine/Nevirapine) come as a combination of three medications and is administered orally. It is advisable to take the medication with a large glass of water with or without food. However, in case you experience nausea, have a meal first. Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor or physician for effective results. Patients are advised to consume the tablets whole without crushing or dissolving them in water. In case you have any concerns, seek medical advice.
To get the best results from using this medicine, it is important that you follow the directions given to you by your doctor. The normal dosage for Triomune 30 (Stavudine/Lamivudine/Nevirapine) is one tablet taken once per day, although this may vary depending on the condition of your health and the severity of your symptoms. As such, have a medical evaluation by the doctor before you start using this medication. In case you consider changing the dosage, get professional advice from your doctor or a physician.
Triomune Side Effects
Patients using Triomune 30 (Stavudine/Lamivudine/Nevirapine) may experience side effects after a while. The common ones include vomiting, headaches, muscle pain, diarrhoea or constipation, and an unusual weight gain or loss. If they persist, inform your doctor about them. When more serious side effects, such as swelling of gums, signs of new infections, flu symptoms, or any sign of a skin rash, seek immediate medical attention which may require adjustment of the dosage.
Before you begin medication using Triomune 30 (Stavudine/Lamivudine/Nevirapine) there are some issues to take note of. For instance, do not take this medicine if you have had any allergic reactions to the active ingredients – stavudine, lamivudine or nevirapine. To ensure that you are safe using this drug, do not use it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding since this may affect the foetus or the nursing baby. Also, if you are suffering from or have a history of kidney or liver diseases, this medication may not be suitable for you.
Let your doctor know if you have previously experienced peripheral neuropathy, which is a condition that results to the damage of nerves in the hands and feet causing tingling, numbness and pain in the affected areas. This is crucial to avert the possible reactions. Moreover, you should note that this medication should only be used if you have received previous treatment for HIV, and more specifically treatment with nevirapine.
Some medicines can interact negatively with Triomune 30 (Stavudine/Lamivudine/Nevirapine) making the latter not work as intended or vice versa. Such medicines that should not be taken with Triomune include methadone, oral contraceptives, ketoconazole, rifampi, sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, ribavirin, doxorubicin, and other antiretroviral agents including efavirenz, indinavir and saquinavir among others.