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Generic name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate


Gilead Sciences

What it does:
Helps prevent replication of HIV

Traditional dosage:
One 300 mg tablet, once daily with or without food. Adults unable to swallow tablets may take 7½ scoops of Viread oral powder. If you have kidney problems (CrCl<50ml/min) dose adjustments are recommended.Viread is used in combination with other antivirals to treat HIV-1 infection. Also used to treat hepatitis B. (HIV testing recommended for HBV patients before starting Viread.)

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Do not take Viread if you are taking other medicines that contain tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla, Complera, Truvada, Stribild), tenofovir alafenamide (Descovy, Genvoya, Odefsey), or adefovir (Hepsera). Dosages may need to be adjusted if you are taking Videx EC, Reyataz, or Kaletra.

Side effects:
Most serious: buildup of lactic acid in blood, severe liver problems, changes in immune system, body fat, or bones
Other: nausea, rash, diarrhea, headache, pain, depression, weakness

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