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ACRIPTEGA (Dolu,Lami,Tenof) x 90

What is Acriptega used for?

Acriptega is a combination of three antiretroviral medicines – Dolutegravir, Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. It is used alone or alongside other medication in the control of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Acriptega helps the immune system to function better by reducing the amount of HIV in the body. It also reduces the risk of complications such as cancer in people with HIV.

What is Acriptega drug prescribed for?

Acriptega is prescribed in the treatment of people with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It helps to boost the body’s immunity against HIV to prevent or manage AIDS (Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome).

How does Acriptega work?

Acriptega works by inhibiting the actions of reverse transcriptase enzyme. This is the enzyme responsible for the production and multiplication of HIV in the body.

Who can use Acriptega?

Acriptega is to be used only by adults and adolescents above 12 years of age, or people weigh more than 40kg.

Acriptega Composition

Acriptega is composed of Dolutegravir, Lamivudine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.

How to use Acriptega

Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not miss a dose of this medication as it may affect your treatment and have serious effects. Acriptega is to be taken by mouth, and can be taken with or without food.

Take this medication at the same time(s) daily as this can help to increase its effectiveness. Do not discontinue unless your doctor advises you to.

Do Antiretroviral Drugs Cure HIV?

Antiretroviral drugs do not cure HIV. Instead, they help to reduce the amount of the virus in the body and strengthen the immune system.

Do ARVs damage the liver?

Some antiretroviral drugs can cause hepatotoxicity, which is drug-induced liver damage. However, more recent antiretroviral drugs have less side eff

Do ARVs make you gain weight?

Weight gain is one of the most common side effects reported in the use of Antiretroviral drugs.

What are the Side Effects of Antiretroviral drugs?

Some of the side effects that can occur in the use of antiretroviral drugs include:

  • Fatigue
  • Appetite loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Bleeding
  • Bone loss.
  • High blood sugar 
  • Damage to the liver, kidney or pancreas

Acriptega Precautions

  • Do not use Acriptega if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Avoid missing a dose of this medication.
  • Do not discontinue Acriptega without your doctor’s approval.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while using this medication as it can increase your risk of liver problems.

Before using Acriptega, discuss the following with your doctor or pharmacist:

  • Your allergies. This is because this medication may contain inactive ingredients which can trigger allergic reactions.
  • Medical history, particularly if you have had any liver or kidney problems like Hepatitis B or C.
  • All the medications you are currently taking.

Acriptega Price

Acriptega is available for purchase on Drugstore Nigeria, the largest online pharmacy in Nigeria.

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