Viread is an antiretroviral medicine used as a therapeutic against HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). This form of medicine can be taken by people of all different ages. Viread is the brand name of Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, also available under Tavin and Tenvir.
How does Viread work?
As a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI), the medicine carefully treats HiV and inhibits the viruses’ major functions. It essentially terminates its contagious operatives, making the body able to fight off the infections again. The medicine impedes an enzyme known as reverse transcriptase from its capacity in harming the overall system of the body.
Like other similar drugs, Viread dosages are determined based on factors including:
A person’s age and bodyweight
A person’s medical condition prior to receiving treatment involving HIV
His/her current medications
1 tablet daily (150 mg to 300 mg)
How to take it?
The medicine is required for daily oral consumption, and you can take with or without food. Take it with strict adherence to your doctor’s advice.
Tenofovir Side Effects
Tenofovir can cause the following side effects. If you experience any for more than a few days, contact your doctor.
Mild Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
Joint pain and aches
Blisters or peeling of the skin
Tiredness and weakness
Tingling of the arms and legs
Store away from children and pets. Don’t expose to direct sunlight, moisture, or cold or hot temperatures.