Hepitec

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Hepitec purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Hepitec before taking it.

What is Hepitec

Treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines.
Hepitec is a nucleoside analogue. It works by blocking the growth of HIV.

Important safety information:

  • Hepitec may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Hepitec with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • When your medicine supply is low, get more from your doctor or pharmacist as soon as you can. Do not stop taking Hepitec, even for a short period of time. If you do, the virus may grow resistant to the medicine and become harder to treat.
  • Hepitec is not a cure for HIV infection. Patients may still get illnesses and infections associated with HIV. Remain under the care of your doctor.
  • Hepitec does not stop the spread of HIV to others through blood or sexual contact. Use barrier methods of birth control if you have HIV infection. Do not share needles, injection supplies, or items like toothbrushes or razors.
  • Hepitec may improve immune system function. This may reveal hidden infections in some patients. Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms of infection (eg, fever, sore throat, weakness, cough, shortness of breath) after you start Hepitec.
  • Cases of worsening liver disease have been reported when Hepitec is stopped in patients with both HIV and HBV infection. Discuss any medicine changes with your doctor.
  • If you have HBV infection, your doctor will perform lab tests for several months after you stop taking Hepitec. Some patients have had worsening HBV after stopping use of Hepitec. Tell your doctor about any new or unusual symptoms that you notice after stopping treatment.
  • Diabetes patients - Hepitec may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Changes in body fat (eg, an increased amount of fat in the upper back, neck, breast, and trunk, and loss of fat from the legs, arms, and face) may occur in some patients taking Hepitec. The cause and long-term effects of these changes are unknown. Discuss any concerns with your doctor.
  • Lab tests, including liver and kidney function tests, may be performed while you use Hepitec. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Use Hepitec with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Use Hepitec with caution in CHILDREN; they may be more likely to experience certain side effects, including pancreas problems, wheezing, ear pain or swelling, or swollen lymph nodes.
  • Hepitec should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN who are younger than 3 months old or who weigh less than 31 pounds; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Hepitec while you are pregnant. Hepitec is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Hepitec. Mothers infected with HIV should not breast-feed. There is a risk of passing the HIV infection or Hepitec to the baby.
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Hepitec side effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
  • Cough; diarrhea; dizziness; general body discomfort; headache; loss of appetite; mild mouth pain or swelling; muscle or joint pain; nausea; runny/stuffy nose; stomach pain or cramps; tiredness; trouble sleeping; vomiting.
  • Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); burning, numbness, or tingling sensation; dark urine; ear pain or discharge; fever, chills, or sore throat; mental or mood changes; pale stools; persistent loss of appetite; severe or persistent muscle pain, ache, or tenderness; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; severe or persistent stomach pain or tenderness; swollen lymph nodes; symptoms of lactic acidosis (eg, fast or difficult breathing; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; severe or persistent weakness or tiredness; unusual drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness; unusual feeling of cold in the arms or legs; wheezing); yellowing of the skin or eyes.

  • This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

    Compare prices at online shops

    infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Hepitec medicine in some well-known online stores.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    100 mg14 Tablet$8.47India


    Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

    infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

    StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
    10 mg-ml240 ml$97.05Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    10 mg-ml240 ml$115.95Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    10 mg-ml240 ml$120.95Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    10 mg-ml720 ml$291.15Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    150 mg60 $307.34Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    150 mg60 $307.34Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    150 mg120 $550.96Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    300 mg30 $395.68Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    300 mg90 $1.00Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    300 mg90 $1.00Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    10 mg-ml240 ml$97.05Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
    10 mgml100 ml$23.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mgml100 ml$23.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mgml240 ml$84.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mgml240 ml$84.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mgml480 ml$159.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mgml480 ml$159.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    5 mgml240 ml$74.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    5 mgml240 ml$74.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    100 mg10 Tablet$1.54
    Hivir 100 mg Tablet $0.15
    Hivir 150 mg Tablet $0.18
    100 mg10 Tablet$1.86
    100 mg x 10's $2.62
    LAMIDAC tab 100 mg x 10's $2.62Zydus (Alidac)
    Lamidac 100mg TAB / 10 $2.62
    50 mg/5ml100 ml$1.50
    Lamivir 100mg Tablet $0.18Cipla Ltd
    Lamivir 150mg TAB / 10 $1.41
    100 mg10 Tablet$1.24
    100 mg10 Tablet$1.72
    150 mg10 Tablet$2.32
    100 mg x 10's $1.72
    LAMIVOX tab 100 mg x 10's $1.72Aurobindo
    Lamivox 100mg TAB / 10 $1.72
    10 mg2 solution$45.00Canada, India, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    10 mg4 solution$75.00Canada, India, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
    100 mg10 Tablet$4.50
    150 mg10 Tablet$7.50
    100 mg x 10's $4.50
    LAMUVID tab 100 mg x 10's $4.50SPPL
    Lamuvid 100mg TAB / 10 $4.50
    150 mg x 10's $7.50
    LAMUVID tab 150 mg x 10's $7.50SPPL
    Lamuvid 150mg TAB / 10 $7.50
    Retrolam 150mg Injection $0.17Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    RETROLAM 150MG INJECTION 1 vial(s) (1 injection each) $0.17Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Retrolam 150mg Tablet $0.14Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    RETROLAM 150MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.38Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    150 mg x 10's $1.43
    RETROLAM tab 150 mg x 10's $1.43Alkem (Cytomed)
    Retrolam 150mg TAB / 10 $1.43
    100 mg10 Tablet$1.48
    150 mg10 Tablet$2.06
    Shanvudin 150 mg Tablet $0.21
    150 mg x 10's $2.06
    SHANVUDIN tab 150 mg x 10's $2.06Shantha Biotech
    Shanvudin 150mg TAB / 10 $2.06
    Shanvudin 100 mg Tablet $0.15
    100 mg x 10's $1.48
    SHANVUDIN tab 100 mg x 10's $1.48Shantha Biotech
    Shanvudin 100mg TAB / 10 $1.48
    100 mg10 Tablet$3.60
    Viramid 100 mg Tablet $0.36
    VIRAMID film-coated tab 100 mg x 10's $3.60Lupin
    100 mg x 100's $36.00
    Viramid 100mg FC-TAB / 100 $36.00
    Zefix 200mg Tablet $0.17Leo Pharmaceuticals
    ZEFIX 200MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $1.69Leo Pharmaceuticals
    Zefix 200 mg Tablet $0.26
    Zefix 200+LB Tablet $0.28
    Zefix 50 mg Tablet $0.09
    Zefix 100 mg Tablet $0.15
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    Hepitec - Frequently asked Questions

    Can Hepitec be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

    In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

    It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

    Who should not take Hepitec?

    Some medical conditions may interact with Hepitec. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have a history of muscle problems, pancreas problems, abnormal blood cell counts, liver disease (eg, hepatitis) or other liver problems (eg, abnormal liver function tests), kidney problems, diabetes, lactic acidosis, or a nerve disorder
    • if you are very overweight
    • if the patient is a child who has a history of pancreas problems or who has previously taken other medicine for HIV infection

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Hepitec. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Interferon alfa or ribavirin because severe liver problems may occur
    • Emtricitabine, other medicines that contain Hepitec, or trimethoprim because they may increase the risk of lamivudine's side effects
    • Zalcitabine because it may decrease lamivudine's effectiveness

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Hepitec may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    How should I take Hepitec?

    Use Hepitec as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

    • Take Hepitec by mouth with or without food.
    • Continue to take Hepitec even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
    • Taking Hepitec at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
    • If you miss a dose of Hepitec, take it as soon as possible. If it is within 2 hours of your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Hepitec.

    Can Hepitec be taken or consumed while pregnant?

    Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

    Can Hepitec be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

    Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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    Reviews

    Following the study conducted by gMedication.com on Hepitec, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Hepitec. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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    The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology