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Tenofovir (Viread)

... What Is Tenofovir? Who Should Take Tenofovir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC PMPA, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. The FDA approved tenofovir for use against HIV in October 2001. Generic versions have been...
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Ringing in the ears-Viread or Viramune

11-17-7- I have been reading on the web site regarding people who have had ringing in their ears (tinitus). I have been HIV + now going on 12 years and this past year about my ears starting ringing. I am on Viramune, Viread, Ziagen. From what I see...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine fairly common in the general population and often is difficult to pinpoint a cause. Our clinic has hundred so patients on Viread and/or Ziagen and hasn't observed any increase in patient reports of tinnitus. The literature also has not... Read more »

Viread, Videx-EC, & Viramune

My physician recently prescribed the following triple-combo regime for me (Note: I am treatment nave with over 300 CD4 and 100K VL) to take once-a-day with breakfast: 1-Viread 300MG, 2-Viramune 250MG (Note: 1 tablet for the first 14-days on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question.There has been much recent attention about the interactions between tenovovir (Viread) and didanosine (Videx). We know that conventional dosing of the two medications results in significant increases in the levels Read more »

changing Treatments : viread

Dr Boyle, I have been on antivirals for about 5 years. I have had an admission 4 years after contracting toxoplasmosis. this resulted following a "2 yr drug free holiday". a lesson learnt. My current question is in regards to commencing viread, ...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Some patients do have problems with twice daily dosing just like you did and find once daily much easier. If your viral load was undetectable at the time you made the switch, I think the regimen is reasonable, although I would like to see more data... Read more »

Videx, 3TC, Viread Article

To my favorite online doctor: I read an article today where it is now discouraged to take Videx, 3TC, and Viread together due to the high failure rate. I have periodically kept you up to date (since last February) with regard to my success around...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post. The article that your doctor refers to concerns to clinical studies that used the combination of ddI/3TC/tenofovir. These two studies (presented by Farthing at this summer's International AIDS Society meeting and DeJesus... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

... te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Expanded Indication for Viread, to Include the Treatment of Patients 12 to Less Than 18 Years of Age

... On March 24, 2010, the FDA approved revised labeling for Viread (tenofovir disproxil fumarate) to expand the indication to include the treatment of HIV HIV infection in combination with other Read more »
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Viread®

...Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Viread┬« (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a serious liver disease caused by... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Has anyone switched or is using viread? If so, how long and any adverse side effects? I've had problems with pretty much all nukes except 3tc and wanted to see if this Read more »

swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away) Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with Viread.That should very quickly identify the culprit behind the fatigue. Another clue was that I couldn't tolerate... Read more »