Brand Name: Efamat
Generic Name: Efavirenz
Dosage Form: Tablet
Packaging: 30 tablets
Storage: Store at room temperature
Efamat (Efavirenz) tablet is a combination of 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. It is important to take Efamat tablets as prescribed by your doctor. It is advisable not to change your regular dosing schedule without taking suggestions from your doctor. The recommended dose of Efamat medicine is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment.
Efavirenz belongs to the NNRTI (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors) class of antiretrovirals. Both nucleoside and non-nucleoside RTIs inhibit the same target, the reverse transcriptase enzyme, an essential viral enzyme that transcribes viral RNA into DNA. Unlike nucleoside RTIs, which bind at the enzyme's active site, NNRTIs act allosterically by binding to a distinct site away from the active site known as the NNRTI pocket. Efavirenz is not effective against HIV-2, as the pocket of the HIV-2 reverse transcriptase has a different structure, which confers intrinsic resistance to the NNRTI class.
Usage of medicine
Efamat tablet is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) infection. This medication prevents them from multiplying and reducing the amount of virus from the body and it helps to boost the immune system to fight against infection. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately. Close monitoring of liver function tests is required during the treatment with this medicine.
Efamat tablets can interact with other medications and it may increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Efavirenz.
Efamat (Efavirenz) medicine is not recommended in patients known to be hypersensitive.
This medication is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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This medicine may cause some major and minor side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of the Efamat tablets with the doctor before starting the treatment.
Common side effects
Note - immediately contact your health care provider if any side effects occur.
Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop or skip your regular dosing schedule.
Before starting treatment with Efamat medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.
Children and adolescents
Warnings for female
Close monitoring of body fat distribution and body weight is required during treatment with this medicine.
This medication should be used with caution in some patients because it may increase the risk of CNS side effects like drowsiness, hallucinations, etc.
Efamat tablets may increase the risk of immune reconstitution syndrome.
Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like - headache, insomnia, allergic reaction, fever, anxiety, etc.
Close monitoring of liver function is required.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
Do not crush or break the tablet.
Not safe for pregnant women.
Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.
Q1- What is Efamat?
A- Efamat (Efavirenz) is an antiretroviral medication. It is 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 Efamat (Efavirenz)?
A- Store Efamat at room temperature (10-30°C). Keep it away from children and pets.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Efamat (Efavirenz)?
A- Some of the side effects of Efamat (Efavirenz) are headache, dizziness, insomnia, sleepiness, allergy, skin rash, itching, agranulocytosis, anxiety. There can be other side effects also. Make sure to consult your healthcare provider if side effects occur.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Efamat (Efavirenz)?
A- Efamat comprises Efavirenz. It is available in the strength of 600 mg.
Q5- What are self-care tips?
A- Take help from a healthcare provider to plan a proper diet chart and follow it.
Q6- How should I take Efamat (Efavirenz)?
A- Take Efamat tablet exactly in the same strength as prescribed by the healthcare professional.
Q7- What should be done in case of missed dose?
A- It is advised to take the missed dose of Efamat tablet as soon as you remember. However, do not double up the dose to catch up.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Administer with caution in case of:
1. Liver disease
2. Kidney disease
3 Heart disease
Q9- Is it safe to take Efamat (Efavirenz) during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- It is advised to consult the healthcare professional before consuming the Efamat tablet, during pregnancy or breastfeeding, because it may harm the developing baby.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Efamat (Efavirenz)?
A- Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you feel unwell after consuming this medicine.