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Getting A Prescription For Viread

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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911. What other information should I know? Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription. It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary...
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Vitamin D and Viread. Should I be concerned?

NelsonThanks for what you do for usI just read an email that said that a study showed that people on Viread had low vitamin D and may have problems with bone. Should I take Vitamin D with Viread?I do not want to have broken bones as I ageTony
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Medicine recently presented a very interesting paper at the ICAAC 2008 conference on this issue. As you well know, Tenofovir (Viread) is probably the best nucleoside analog out there with the least problems with lipoatrophy and other side... Read more »

Good Prescription?

I have been HIV positive for 1 year with no complications or resisitance. My Doctor here in thailand just prescribed me 4 pills to take every night.1 300mg Viread + 1 600mg stocrin (efavirnz) + 2 150mg Lamivudine (lamivir). Is this a good...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.This is an excellent and highly recommended first-line treatment combination. A very similar coformulated medication, Atripla is used here in the US. Generally side effects are mild, and are related to the efavirenz component... Read more »


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 »

Viread/Videx dosing

Hello Dr. Aberg, I noticed in another answer that you like to use Viread, Videx EC and Sustiva. My doctor is switching me to that regimen after I developed resistance to the Epivir in my Sustiva, Videx, Epivir combo. Do you recommend taking the...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...interaction studies are frequently done after a drug is already on the market. That is why it is always good when you pick up your prescriptions from the pharmacy to ask if there is anything new about your medicines. 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...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... Read more »
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Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

... for more information. Gilead Sciences: Truvada Co-Pay Assistance Program -- Covers Truvada, Emtriva, and Viread. For high co-pays only; kicks in above $50 and up to $200/month. If health care provider does not have the card,... Read more »

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications, prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications, also being taken. Clinical Trials Click ... Read more »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...cancer medications AT COST . We understand how hard it is to obtain some of these medications - Atripla, Viramune, Truvada, and Viread all cost in the thousands. We can get most HIV-medications at 75-90% off retail prices if it is... Read more »

Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »

my dr said everything is normal..NORMAL?!!

Posted by still_here, 8 Replies
...with my CD4 280 & my VL 86,000. My doctor recommended I start meds (SUSTIVA & TRUVADA) it took me 2 weeks to take the prescription to the pharmacy. I was about to begin the rest of my life on meds. That was 10/3/05. 2nd labs 10/31 CD4 330... Read more »

Taking charge of your life

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
hello Lately i have been trying to coax myself into starting meds. I am not in the danger zone quite yet my t's flux btwn 300-400 and for the most part of feel fine. I have had symptoms in the past such as shingles and i have a slightly coated... Read more »