||Atazanavir/Ritonavir/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine
What is QVIR Kit?
QVIR Kit is a kit of two tablets containing four different antiretroviral medicines. It is indicated in the treatment of HIV infection (Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection) in adults and adolescents aged 12 and over. One tablet contains Atazanavir and Ritonavir (both protease inhibitors), the other contains Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Emtricabine (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors). By exhibiting two different mechanisms of action, QVIR can work more effectively than one medicine alone.
How is QVIR Kit used?
Each QVIR kit is packaged as a blister strip of two different coloured tablets:
- one fixed-dose combination of atazanavir 300mg + ritonavir 100mg
- one fixed-dose combination of emtricabine 200mg + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300mg
QVIR is indicated in the treatment of HIV infection in adults adolescents who are over 12 years old and weight at least 40kg.
The most commonly prescribed dosage is one of each tablet (one full kit) once per day. People with certain medical conditions may require a different dosage. Check with your doctor and follow their dosing instructions exactly.
Take each of the tablets with food.
The most common side effects of these antiretrovirals are:
- scleral icterus
Tell your doctor if you feel unwell or develop any other side effects while taking QVIR.
Before taking QVIR, make sure you have told your doctor of any medicines you are currently taking, particularly any other antiretrovirals.
If you have received treatment for HIV in the past, make sure your doctor is aware of this treatment.
QVIR is classified as Pregnancy Category B. It should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Do not breastfeed while taking QVIR.
QVIR should not be used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV).