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Is it safe to take viread (tenofovir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take viread (tenofovir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Hiv medications are very important to continue during pregnancy so as to not only improve your health but also studies show that it reduces the risk that you will pass on HIV to your child. The medications can be co-managed by your infectious disease doctor and your ob, usually a high-risk one called a perinatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Should viread (tenofovir) 1 tab a day taken by male affect on his wife's pregnancy? What care should be taken on first trimester?

Should  viread (tenofovir) 1 tab a day taken by male affect on his wife's pregnancy? What care should be taken on first trimester?

No, but why?: It won't affect her pregnancy, but i'm unclear on why someone would be taking only viread. It's not sufficient to treat HIV by itself, and for HIV prevention or hepatitis b treatment, truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) would be preferred. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Category B: Emtricitabine-tenofovir has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of embryofetal toxicity or teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. However, emtricitabine-tenofovir has been evaluated in a limited number of women during pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

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Was put on medrol and zpack, but also take hiv med tivicay,truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezcobix is all this medicine safe at 5 weeks pregnancy?

Multiple medications: During pregnancy are prescribed with caution, especially in your case, weighing safety for the mother and the unborn child. Confer with your doctor, and always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy baby, ...Read more

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Is viread+emtriva effective as a pep course 60 hours after possible exposure? How should they be taken together? Thank you

Is viread+emtriva effective as a pep course 60 hours after possible exposure? How should they be taken together? Thank you

HIV: Yes, you should begin prophylaxis with a three drug regimen within 72 hours of exposure, the sooner the better, and continue this for a full four weeks. Good luck, . ...Read more

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I am currently in bulgaria and don't understand how to take 'viread' for pep. Is it one tablet a day at the same time each day?

PeP Treatment: First, true pep is a three drug cocktail. One drug is not enough to be effective. You must act within 72 hours from exposure to prevent HIV infection. Viread is often one of the drugs used in pep. But, it is usually part of a two drug in one pill cocktail known as truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Viread is one pill per day for thirty days. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Tenofovir (Definition)

Tenofovir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Viread (Definition)

Viread is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more