viread
(Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)

This medicine is an antiviral reverse transcriptase inhibitor used for treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines. It is also used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is an antiviral reverse transcriptase inhibitor used for treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines. It is also used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
CAUTIONS: DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE IF you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine. Lab and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LAB APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use this medicine with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. KEEP A LIST of all the medicines that you take. Make a new list each time medicines are added or stopped. Find out about medicines that should not be taken while you are using this medicine. Be sure that each of your health care providers know all the medicines that you are taking. WHEN YOUR MEDICINE SUPPLY IS LOW, get more from your doctor or pharmacist as soon as you can. Do not stop taking this medicine, even for a short period of time. If you do, the virus may grow resistant to the medicine and become harder to treat. THIS MEDICINE IS NOT A CURE FOR HIV OR HBV INFECTION. Patients infected with HIV may still get illnesses and infections associated with the disease. Remain under the care of your doctor. THIS MEDICINE DOES NOT STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV or HBV to others through blood or sexual contact. Do not have any kind of sex without protection (eg, latex or polyurethane condoms) if you have HIV or HBV. Do not share needles, injection supplies, or items like toothbrushes or razors. Talk with your health care provider about ways to prevent the spread of HIV or HBV to others. IF YOU HAVE HBV INFECTION, you will need close medical follow-up for several months after stopping treatment with this medicine. Follow-up includes medical exams and blood tests to check for HBV infection that could be getting worse. THIS MEDICINE MAY IMPROVE immune system function. This may reveal hidden infections in some patients. Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms of infection (eg, fever, sore throat, weakness, cough, shortness of breath) after you start this medicine. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR to see if you should take a calcium and vitamin D supplement while you are taking this medicine. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINES, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. THE DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE IN CHILDREN is determined based on body weight; they will need to have regular weight checks while they take this medicine. FOR WOMEN: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. MOTHERS INFECTED WITH HIV SHOULD NOT BREAST-FEED. There is a risk of passing the HIV infection or this medicine to the baby. Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine.
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