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Getting A Prescription For Viread

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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Names: TDF, tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection WARNING: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF) can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in your blood) and severe liver problems. ...
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I wrote to you twice before regarding correct dosage and timing of Viread/Videx. After speaking directly with the manufacturer of Viread and getting your response..including speaking with my doctor, I received my prescription of Sustiva, Viread, and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your follow up.You raise all good points; really there is not a lot of data about the drug concentrations, nor performance of this combination among HIV-infected individuals. Hence, there is a degree of speculation to all that we say... Read more »

Prescription Drugs

I am 63 and have been HIV+ for over 20 years.I recently began medications (Viread/Trizivir).What I would like to know is how I get information about what will happen when I am eligible for medicare and will need to get my meds.At this moment I have...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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If you retire at age 65 (or any time on or after 1/1/06), there will be an Rx benefit under Medicare that you would be eligible for by applying for Medicare Part D. More information on Medicare Part D will be published as we get closer to the... Read more »

Taking Atripla, Trizivir and Viread

Hello.My partner told me that his regimen includes Atripla, Trizivir and Viread, prescribed by his doctor. I read about Atripla and the drug info sheet lists Trizivir and Viread as drugs that should not be taken with it.Is this a case of incorrect...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There must be some confusion about your partner's regimen. Atripla (alone) is a complete regimen and nearly always does not require any additional medications. Indeed, Viread (tenofovir) is contained within the... Read more »

Very scared...folllow up on Viread/Videx

I am following up on a questions someone asked you regarding Viread, Virimune and Videx (posted December 20th) where you stated the following:"As a result, newer studies were conducted to look at the combination using the lower dose of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.The data that I've cited comes directly from Gilead (the manufacturer of tenofovir) and Bristol Myers Squibb (the makers of Videx EC). Your doctor is correct in the dietary and dose-timing statements (the previous... Read more »
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Just keeps getting worse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Well things just keep getting worse. After being diagnosed in Dec 01, managed to not have to take meds unitl this past Feb. Started with Trizivir and Sustiva, ok I said to myself, three pill per day, not to bad to having to get use to. Well, the... Read more »

Vision Getting Worse

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex twice with a guy of unknown status (I'm a female). This happened almost 5 years ago and I have been putting testing off for a very long time. I tried to test right after it happened but I didn't know you had to wait six months... 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 diagnosis...

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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 and noticed increased lipo or new lipo or hair loss?

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