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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Viread (Overview)

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


Dr. Olav Jaren
14 doctors shared insights

Viread (Overview)

Viread 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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Hepa b carrier.Taking viread, (tenofovir) hbv-dna 43iu/ml feb 2013. Ok to take creatine bcaa glutamine whey protein for bodybuilding? And garcinia gambogia? Thank

Hepa b carrier.Taking viread, (tenofovir) hbv-dna 43iu/ml feb 2013. Ok to take creatine bcaa glutamine whey protein for bodybuilding? And garcinia gambogia? Thank

Treating Hepatitis B: The answer to this question lies with the doctor who is prescribing you viread (tenofovir). Viread (tenofovir) can be very hard on one's kidneys. If there is any worry about your kidneys then this creatine is probably not a wise decision. ...Read more

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So will viread (tenofovir) alone decrease my chance of getting HIV after being possibly exposed to it about 48 hours ago? The pharmacist said that it can be used

So will viread (tenofovir) alone decrease my chance of getting HIV after being possibly exposed to it about 48 hours ago? The pharmacist said that it can be used

HIV: This is possible but not necessarily approved or foolproof. If you think you may have been exposed, go and get tested asap. Nothing wrong with taking tenofovir, but better to have protected sex. ...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

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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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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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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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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What side effects are associated with Viread (tenofovir)?

Viread (tenofovir): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/viread-side-effects.html

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Tenofovir (Definition)

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