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Dr. Mark Pack
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Tenofovir (Overview)

Tenofovir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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How does tenofovir cause renal failure ?

How does tenofovir cause renal failure
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Accumulation: Tenofovir, or viread, (tenofovir) is a powerful antiviral medication for hiv. It has, in rare cases, been thought to contribute to renal failure. The thought is that the drug and metabolites of the drug accumulate in the tubule of the kidneys, causing damage to the filtering system. However, some studies have shown that tenovir is no more toxic than other antivirals. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
16 doctors shared insights

Tenofovir (Overview)

Tenofovir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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The doctor prescribed me w/ pantoprazole for hyperacidity can this interact with my ARV? Im taking lamivudine tenofovir and efavirenz for 2yrs now?

The doctor prescribed me w/ pantoprazole for hyperacidity can this interact with my ARV? Im taking lamivudine tenofovir and efavirenz for 2yrs now?

Drug Interactions: Yes. You are correct. But, many of us have had to 'bend' the rules to allow our patients some relief. I tell my patients to not take the Effavarenz at the same time as the Pantoprazole and to try to take them at opposite ends of the day. Your doctor will want to verify that your viral load remains undetectable a few weeks into the new medication. The other issue is finding the cause of the acid. ...Read more

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How safe is tenofovir to use with a chronic hepb patient.?

How safe is tenofovir to use with a chronic hepb patient.?

Typically safe: Chronic hep b is a serious condition (even without symptoms) that can lead to liver cancer, with or without cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), or liver failure. Such patients need to be monitored with blood tests, sonograms on a regular basis. Tenofovir 1st used in HIV (different viral infection); also effective in hep b inf; well tolerated in general; nausea in 10%; other side effects poss. ...Read more

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I am going to be taking tenofovir for my hepb and cirrosis. Will I need a transplant in the future if so roughly how long in years please I am 48?

I am going to be taking tenofovir for my hepb and cirrosis. Will I need a transplant in the future if so roughly how long in years please I am 48?

You may not: Tenofovir if taken as prescribed and you have a good response, it may delay complications of cirrhosis and hence delay the need for transplant. Make sure you are screened appropriately by your physician to screen for liver cancer. ...Read more

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Who should not use Viread (tenofovir)?

Who should not use Viread (tenofovir)?

Viread (tenofovir): hypersens. to drug/class/compon. breastfeeding pts (HIV use), Caution for: breastfeeding (HBV use), renal impairment, renal dz risk, concurrent or recent nephrotoxic agent use, hepatic dz risk, HBV co-infection, long-term nucleoside tx, obesity, osteopenia or osteoporosis or pathologic fracture hx See: https://online.epocrates.com/u/1032650/Viread/Contraindications+Cautions ...Read more

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How does tenofovir cause renal failure ?

Accumulation: Tenofovir, or viread, (tenofovir) is a powerful antiviral medication for hiv. It has, in rare cases, been thought to contribute to renal failure. The thought is that the drug and metabolites of the drug accumulate in the tubule of the kidneys, causing damage to the filtering system. However, some studies have shown that tenovir is no more toxic than other antivirals. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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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