Zerit is useful for the treatment of HIV infection when combined with other anti-HIV medications. It directly inhibits the action of reverse transcriptase as well as blocks DNA production and also of the new viruses.
Medication must always be taken as advised by your medical practitioner/physician. If you are unsure, then please contact your physician for precise instructions. On the other hand, the medicine label usually contains dosage instructions which also may be followed.
Zerit may be taken without a meal to prevent stomach problems.
A full glass of water when taken with Zerit always ensures better absorption.
Medications are prescribed according to a dosage schedule which must be completed in order to reap the benefits of the treatment. Lapsed schedules render Zerit ineffective. So, never stop in between unless advised by your physician.
One of the best ways to ensure that you do not miss out on a dose is to maintain a fixed regime for consuming Zerit each day.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Zerit being reverse transcriptase inhibitors is useful for the treatment of HIV infection when combined with other anti-HIV medications.
You must maintain a schedule for taking the medicine at the same time each day so that you do not miss out on any doses. But, in the advent of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember so that you can compensate for the loss of the dose.
But, then you may need to adjust your remaining doses accordingly. And if it is almost time for the next dose, then please skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Zerit must be stored at a cool and dark place that prevents it from direct exposure to sunlight. It should also be protected from kids and pets. You can store it at room temperature preferably between 15 to 30 degrees C.
If you are allergic to any ingredient in Zerit (you may check medicine label) then please do not use it without consulting your doctor.
You must also avoid using Zerit if you have conditions like allergies, liver disease like hepatitis and mental disorders.
Ensure that your doctor is aware of your past and current medical history before you start any new treatment or medication. This must include any and all diseases that you have suffered /suffer from, all subscription and over the counter medication that you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements. This will help avoid a possible interaction or allergy.
Certain laboratory tests may be made mandatory while you are using Zerit. These tests are conducted to analyze your progress to treatment and guage the degree to which side effects are being experienced. You must never miss out on any such lab tests.
Your lab technician or doctor must be informed that you are taking Zerit before you undergo any lab tests or emergency surgical procedures.
If you are planning to have a baby or are pregnant already then you must seek advice from your doctor before using Zerit. Discuss the effects and possible risks that Zerit usage may have on the unborn baby.
If you are breast feeding your child, then too seek medical advice before using Zerit. Some drugs may be excreted in the breast milk and may harm the baby.