Introduction to Spegra Tablet
Spegra Tablet is a combination of antiretroviral medicines. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
Spegra Tablet restricts the growth of HIV in the body and reduces the risk of getting HIV-related complications to improve the lifespan of an individual. The medicine can be taken with or without food. Taking these medicines regularly at the same time increases their effectiveness. A dose of this medicine should not be missed as it can affect your recovery. It is important to complete the full course of the treatment until your doctor advises you to stop it. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.
The most common side effects of this medicine are insomnia, fatigue, headache, and nausea. These side effects are generally temporary, but if they persist or become serious inform your doctor. This medicine can also make you feel lazy or weak, so it is advised to avoid driving. Drinking plenty of fluid can help you to cope up with the side effects, so stay hydrated.
Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any health condition. Your doctor may suggest regular blood tests to check your blood counts, kidney and liver functions, and other health conditions. If you are HIV positive, you should not breastfeed or share personal belongings like razors or toothbrushes. Consult your doctor to know about safe sex methods in order to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.
Spegra Tablet 30’s belongs to the group of antiretroviral agents indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and children above 12years weighing at least 40kgs. HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, making it compromised and susceptible to various infections and diseases.
Spegra Tablet 30’s contains ‘Dolutegravir, Emtricitabine and Tenofovir alafenamide’. Spegra Tablet 30’s works by interfering with the working of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase enzymes which are necessary for the replication of the virus. Together, Spegra Tablet 30’s helps in treating HIV infection.
Take Spegra Tablet 30’s as prescribed. In some cases, Spegra Tablet 30’s may cause certain side effects such as trouble sleeping, headache, nausea, and tiredness. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if these side effects persist.
Uses of Spegra
How Does Spegra Tablet Works?
Spegra Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Dolutegravir, Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Alafenamide. It is an anti-HIV medication and works by preventing the action of reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for production of HIV.
It is an orally available prescription drug. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Spegra Tablet 30’S based on the disease condition and other factors such as body weight and age. Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablet at the same time, with or without food. Do not break, chew, crush, or break the tablet. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. If you have difficulty in swallowing the tablet whole, you can split it in half after consulting with your doctor.
Side Effects of Spegra Tablet
- Troubled breathing
- Swelling of face, feet, or lower legs
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Increased blood pressure
- Loss of appetite
- Black or tarry stools
- Stomach pain
- Dark urine
- Yellow eyes or skin
- Cough or hoarseness
- Fever or chills
- Painful or burning urination
Common Side Effects
- Chest pain
- Back pain
- Pale skin
- Joint pain
- Weight gain
- Nausea and Vomiting
Serious Side Effects
- Hepatitis B reactivation
- Increased risk of fracture
- Acute renal failure
Dosage of Spegra Tablet
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
- Breast Feeding
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long should I take Spegra tablets?
Ans. The dose and duration of the medication depend upon the response to treatment. Follow your doctor’s advice and do not stop medications on your own.
2. Can Spegra Tablet 30’S cure HIV?
Ans. Spegra Tablet 30’S is not a cure for HIV. It is an antiretroviral medication that helps control the virus, reduce its replication, and slow down the progression of the disease. It is essential to continue taking the medication as prescribed, even if you feel well, to maintain viral suppression and protect your immune system.
3. Does Spegra Tablet 30’S affect the liver?
Ans. People with liver disease, including chronic hepatitis B or C taking antiretroviral have a higher risk of severe and potentially fatal liver complications. If you have hepatitis B infection, your doctor will carefully consider the best treatment regimen for you.
4. Is it safe to abruptly stop taking Spegra Tablet 30’S?
Ans. Abruptly stopping Spegra Tablet 30’S without medical guidance can lead to viral rebound and a decrease in treatment effectiveness. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before changing your HIV treatment regimen.