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Dr. Ronald Krauser
18 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).


Dr. Ronald Krauser
18 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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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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What is Emtriva (emtricitabine)?

What is Emtriva (emtricitabine)?

Emtriva (emtricitabine): Emtriva (emtricitabine) is used to treat HIV infection. ...Read more

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What is viread (tenofovir) 245mg?

What is viread (tenofovir) 245mg?

Viread (tenofovir): It is an antiviral medication used in the treatment of hepatitis B and HIV infections. ...Read more

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How effective is Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) for treating HIV?

Very, but not alone: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is effective in the treatment of HIV, but not alone. A 3rd agent (there are 2 active compounds in it; emtricitabine & tenofavir)is required. There now are many, Prezista, Isentress, Edurant & Reyataz just to name a few. ...Read more

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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Many side effects: Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) has many side effects and some side effects like headache and neuropathy, anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, hepatic toxicity and lactic acidosis and loss of appetite and loss of weight to list a few can make you stop the cmbivir compond. ...Read more

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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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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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How effective is Viread (tenofovir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Viread (tenofovir) for treating HIV?

Viread (tenofovir): Viread (tenofovir) is beneficial in the treatment of HIV infection. ...Read more

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What is Baraclude (entecavir)?

What is Baraclude (entecavir)?

Baraclude (entecavir): Baraclude (entecavir) is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. ...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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Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) HIV treatment ?

Is lexiva (fosamprenavir) HIV treatment ?

Yes: But it should never be taken alone. It needs to be taken in combination with other medications for HIV in order to be effective. ...Read more

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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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Can complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir) make you depressed?

Can complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir) make you depressed?

Yes - possible: Please see issues related to mood and complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir) at: http://www.complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir).com/complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir)-side-effects ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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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