Zilion 300mg Tablet Description:
Zilion 300mg Tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
Zilion 300mg Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
Fatigue, Headache, Decreased appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle pain.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zilion 300mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Is Zilion an antibiotic?
No, Zilion is not an antibiotic; it belongs to a class of drugs called antiretrovirals
Is Zilion a prodrug?
Yes, Zilion is a prodrug and must be activated (by phosphorylation in lymphocytes) in the body to exert its antiviral action
Is zidovudine a protease inhibitor?
No, zidovudine is not a protease inhibitor; it is a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor
How does Zilion work?
Zilion belongs to a group of medications called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), also known as antiretrovirals. Zilion does not cure HIV infection; it reduces the amount of viruses in the body by inhibiting the chemical (viral reverse transcriptase) which is essential for the virus to grow. Further, Zilion also increases some white blood cells (CD4 cells) of the body that are important in fighting infections.