Retrolam

Manufactured by: Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Contains / Salt: Lamivudine (150 mg)

Prescription Required

152 people have bought this recently

Retrolam

Manufactured by: Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Contains / Salt: Lamivudine (150 mg)

Prescription Required

152 people have bought this recently

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Retrolam Information

Retrolam is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection, Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Hepatitis B. Retrolam also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Retrolam. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Retrolam as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Retrolam are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Retrolam is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Retrolam's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Retrolam can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Retrolam in conditions like Kidney Disease, Pancreatitis. Other contraindications of Retrolam have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Retrolam may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Retrolam, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.

  1. Retrolam Benefits & Uses
  2. Retrolam Dosage & How to Take
  3. Retrolam Side Effects
  4. Retrolam Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Retrolam with Other Drugs
  6. Retrolam Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Retrolam
  8. Retrolam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Retrolam Benefits & Uses

Retrolam is used to treat the following -

  1. Hepatitis B Primary
  2. HIV/AIDS

Retrolam Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Retrolam

Lamivudine

Retrolam Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Retrolam is used -

  1. Fatigue Mild
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Abdominal Pain Mild
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Muscle Ache Mild
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Anemia Moderate
  9. Fever Mild
  10. Cough Mild
  11. Rash
  12. Infection
  13. Nasal congestion

Retrolam Related Warnings

Is the use of Retrolam safe for pregnant women?

Retrolam can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Retrolam right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

Moderate

Is the use of Retrolam safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Retrolam. Immediately discontinue Retrolam if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

Moderate

What is the effect of Retrolam on the Kidneys?

Retrolam has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Retrolam on the Liver?

Retrolam is rarely harmful for the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Retrolam on the Heart?

Retrolam is not harmful for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Retrolam with Other Drugs

Retrolam should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Adefovir

Emtricitabine,Tenofovir,Efavirenz

    Sulfamethoxazole,Trimethoprim

      Retrolam Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Retrolam unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Liver Disease
      2. Kidney Disease
      3. Diabetes
      4. Graves' Disease
      5. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
      6. Pancreatitis

      Frequently asked Questions about Retrolam

      Is this Retrolam habit forming or addictive?

      Retrolam does not cause addiction.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      Retrolam will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe

      Is it safe?

      Retrolam is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      There is no benefit of taking Retrolam for mental disorders.

      No

      Retrolam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Retrolam

      Taking Retrolam with food does not harm your health.

      Safe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Retrolam

      Taking alcohol with Retrolam can be dangerous.

      Severe
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience

      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Epivir (lamivudine)
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 807-808
      3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 96-99
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