Viread Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets IP

 

Viread 300 mg Tablet Details

  • Brand name : Viread
  • Active ingredient : Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate IP
  • Manufacturer : Gilead Sciences, Inc.,
  • Form: Tablets
  • Strength: 300 mg
  • Packing: Pack of 30 tablets

Viread 300mg Tablets

WHAT IS TENOFOVIR?

Tenofovir is an antiviral drug belonging to class nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Its  structure closely resembles the natural structure of viral DNA, that helps it to incorporateitself into the viral DNA. By doing so, it blocks the activity of an important viral enzyme reverse transcriptase which is involved in the replication of viral DNA, a process essential for survival of the virus.

USES

Tenofovir is used to treat HIV, the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Tenofovir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Tenofovir is also used to treat chronic hepatitis B.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF TENOFOVIR

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • sore throat, flu symptoms, easy bruising or unusual bleeding;
  • kidney problems--little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath; or
  • liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice.
  • Tenofovir may increase your risk of certain infections or autoimmune disorders by changing the way your immune system works. Symptoms may occur weeks or months after you start treatment with tenofovir. Tell your doctor if you have:
  • signs of a new infection--fever, night sweats, swollen glands, mouth sores, diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss;
  • chest pain (especially when you breathe), dry cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath;
  • cold sores, sores on your genital or anal area;
  • rapid heart rate, feeling anxious or irritable, weakness or prickly feeling, problems with balance or eye movement;

STORAGE

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). Dispense only in original container.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

Before taking tenofovir DF, tell your health care provider:

  • If you are allergic to tenofovir DF or any other medicines.
  • If you have liver problems, including HBV infection.
  • If you have kidney problems.
  • If you have bone problems.
  • If you have any other medical conditions.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Whether tenofovir DF can harm an unborn baby is unknown. Tenofovir DF should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Talk to your health care provider about possible risks with taking tenofovir DF when pregnant.
  • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you are infected with HIV or are taking tenofovir DF.
  • If you are using hormone-based birth control (such as pills, injections, or implants).
  • About other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Tenofovir DF may affect the way other medicines or products work, and other medicines or products may affect how tenofovir DF works. Taking tenofovir DF together with certain medicines or products may cause serious, life-threatening side effects.

VIREAD 300 MG TENOFOVIR INTERACTION

  • Some products that may interact with this drug include: adefovir, other drugs that may harm the kidneys (including aminoglycosides such as amikacin/gentamicin).
  • Do not take this medication with other products that contain tenofovir.
  • Some other drugs to treat HIV infection (including atazanavir) may also interact with tenofovir. Tenofovir can decrease the effectiveness of atazanavir (by decreasing blood levels). If you are taking atazanavir with this product, you may need to also take another medication (ritonavir). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Your doctor will adjust your medications and monitor your treatment to reduce the risk of side effects.
  • Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

DISPOSAL

Throw away any Viread tablets not used within 7 weeks after opening the bottle. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose Viread Tablet.

NOTE

We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice.