What is Viread Generic (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)?
Viread Generic (Tenvir® Tablets) is a medicine that is used to:
- Treat HIV-1 infection when used with other anti-HIV-1 medicines in adults and children 2 years of age and older who weigh at least 22 pounds (10 kg). HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
- Treat HBV infection in adults and children 2 years of age and older who weigh at least 22 pounds (10 kg). It is not known if VIREAD is safe and effective in children under 2 years of age.
Tenvir® Tablets are manufactured using an active ingredient called Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, which has the antiretroviral ability. The human immune deficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted via sexual relationships. When it is not treated, it gets converted to a more severe form called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Other than HIV infections, Tenvir tablets are currently used to treat patients with hepatitis B. Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is considered a prodrug. It gets converted to its active form when it gets absorbed into the bloodstream.
Side effects of Tenvir® Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, flatulence, bloating stomach, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain and bloating, reduce renal function with time, and reduced serum phosphate levels.
How to take Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
Tenvir tablets are taken orally. Swallow the tablet as a whole using a glass of water. You can use tablets with food or without food. But make sure to use the tablets at the same time of each day. So it helps to maintain a constant plasma drug concentration.
You will experience an alleviation in your symptoms. But never stop the Tenvir usage until your physician instructs you to do so.
- Tenvir tablets are only recommended to use only after confirming HIV infections or chronic hepatitis.
- Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate gets excreted via the kidneys, so with time, there is a chance to increase the risk of renal impairments. Make sure to evaluate the renal function regularly.
- Before initiating Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate administration, investigate the renal function, serum creatinine, and protein clearance if the patient has a family history of renal impairments.
- To avoid drug resistance, use Tenvir tablets only for HIV-infected patients and co-infected patients with HIV and hepatitis B. Never use Tenvir tablets if the patient only suffers from hepatitis B infections.
- Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate increase the rate of bone metabolism. Therefore the bone density gets reduced with time. Discuss this with the physician. If your physician instructs you to consume calcium and vitamin D supplements, follow the instructions properly.
- There is a risk of developing the immune reconstructive syndrome. Be alert regarding the symptoms of autoimmune disorders.
- Tenvir tablets get excreted within the kidneys. So any medication which slower the renal clearance can increase the serum Tenvir level. Therefore prevent self-administration of antibiotics and NSAIDs.
- Avoid using Tenvir if you have any liver impairment.
- Tell your allergy history to the patient. If you are allergic to Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, never use Tenvir tablets.
- Tenvir gets interacts with many antibiotics, antivirals, and analgesics. Therefore limit the use of over-the-counter medications and avoid the misuse of antibiotics and antivirals.
- Avoid alcohol consumption. Using alcohol together with Tenvir may worsen the condition.
- Tenvir must be used with caution if you are a pregnant woman. If you get pregnant while using Tenvir tablets, inform your physician immediately.
- Avoid driving and machinery usage after the consumption of Tenvir tablets.