Virem is a brand of medication that contains darunavir as its active ingredient. It is manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd and is available in the form of 600 mg tablets in a pack of 60 tablets. Virem is used to treat HIV infections in combination with other antiretroviral medications.
Virem is primarily used to treat HIV infections in adults and children aged 3 years and above. It works by inhibiting the protease enzyme, which is necessary for the production of new viruses in the body. By doing so, it helps to reduce the amount of virus present in the blood, which slows down the progression of HIV infection and improves the immune system.
HOW TO USE:
Virem should be taken orally with food as a part of combination therapy for HIV infection. The dosage is determined by the patient’s weight and medical condition. It is recommended to take this medication at the same time each day to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Virem should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. Keep the medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Darunavir, the active ingredient in Virem, works by inhibiting the protease enzyme that is essential for the production of new HIV virions. By doing so, it reduces the amount of virus present in the blood, which slows down the progression of HIV infection and improves the immune system.
Virem should not be used by individuals who are allergic to darunavir or any of the other ingredients in this medication. It may also interact with other medications, so inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should inform the doctor before using Virem.
Virem should not be used with certain medications, such as alfuzosin, cisapride, ergot medicines, and St. John’s wort. It should also be used with caution in patients with liver or kidney disease.
Virem may interact with other medications, including rifampicin, phenytoin, and dexamethasone. Inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking to avoid any interactions.
Overdose of Virem can lead to serious side effects, including liver damage and skin rashes. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
Common side effects of Virem include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and rash. In rare cases, it may also cause liver damage, allergic reactions, and abnormal heart rhythms. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any side effects while taking Virem.