QVIR Kit (Atazanavir/Ritonavir/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine)
What is QVIR Kit (Atazanavir/Ritonavir/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine) used for?
QVIR Kit is treatment for HIV infection (Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection) in adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. Each kit contains two tablets - one containing Atazanavir and Ritonavir, the other containing Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Emtricabine. Atazanavir and Ritonavir, works differently from Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Emtricabine providing better treatment than one medicine alone.
How should I use QVIR Kit (Atazanavir/Ritonavir/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine)?
Each blister strip of QVIR contains two different tablets:
Most people will take a dosage of one kit (one of each tablet) per day to treat HIV infection. Depending on individual circumstances, this dosage may need to be adjusted. Check with your doctor and follow any instructions they give you. Do not stop taking QVIR until advised to do so.
Both tablets in a QVIR kit are oral tablets and are best taken with food.
What are the side effects of QVIR Kit (Atazanavir/Ritonavir/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine)?
The most common side effects of these antiretrovirals are:
Tell your doctor if you feel unwell or develop any other side effects while taking QVIR.
QVIR and other medicines can interact with each other, causing some of the products not to work as intended. Some pre-existing medical conditions can also prevent QVIR from working properly, or can be further complicated when taking QVIR. Tell your doctor about all medicines you are currently taking, particularly any other antiretrovirals, and any medical problems you have prior to taking QVIR.
If you have had HIV in the past, it is important your doctor is aware of this and any treatments you received for the previous infection.
QVIR is classified as Pregnancy Category B. It is uncertain whether it is safe to take during pregnancy. Only use QVIR during pregnancy if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Do not breastfeed while taking QVIR.
QVIR must not be taken to treat patients chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV).