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i used pep tenver -em tablets fr 1 months iam i having renal risk?

Nov 27, 2013

hello sir and thanks in advance due to condom breakage incident i started using pep tenvir-em it was a precautionary action although doctors adviced me not to do as my chances of getting hiv were minimal but even though i started taking pep tenvir-em & nearly 1 month of post completion of pep tablets got an back ache i consulted kidney specialist he said my cretatine level was high but there were no stones in kidney , sir i heard that taking tenvir -em would distroy reneal system that is kidney failure in rare cases sir iam i on that list?? thanking you

Response from Dr. Young


While kidney injury can occur with the use of tenofovir, it's very uncommon. Without additional information about your kidney tests, I can't tell you how severe your injury (if any) was. Most kidney injury (except kidney stones) is asymptomatic, so your back aches are unusual in this regard.

A standard estimate of kidney function uses the MDRD equation.

Hope that helps and feel free to write back.

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