How Long Does Viread Take To Work

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...transcriptase inhibitors, NRTI or nukes) and non-nucleoside analog (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, NNRTI or non-nuke) Standard dose: One tablet (Sustiva [600 mg] and Truvada [200 mg Emtriva and 300 mg Viread]), once a day, on an empty stomach or with a light, low-fat snack. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $1,755.50 /...
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Adding Viread to a working regimen

Hi, I have been positive for over 12 years, and started my first antiretroviral regimen 13 months ago. I am currently on Videx EC, Sustiva, Epivir (150mg 2 times a day). Essentially, I take my Videx EC and 150mg Epivir in the a.m on an empty stomach...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...been shown in the initial head-to-head studies. And sometime later in 2004 or 2005 - we do expect a combo tablet containing viread plus emtriva - which would allow simpler dosing - from your current combo down to just two pills per day (without... Read more »

Viread vs Hepsera

Dr. D: I am currently on Trizivir, Kaletra, and Viread. It seems that my HBV is taking a long time ot come down. I also had a biopsy done a year ago, and it was a 2 (out of 4). Should i switch to Hepsera?Thanks
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...No it can take 6 months or more for the viread to work. The Hepsera should work the same way. Be patient it works very well almost all the time. DTD Read more »

Viread VS AZT

I am taking Combivir and Viramune for 2,5 years now, I have no side effect yet, as I am worried on AZT longterm effect my docter asked me to consider viread instead of AZT. Is this a good choice,or should I think, if it works don't try to fix...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...You did not list what long-term effects you are concerned about, or why your doctor has made this change recommendation. In fact, you are currently on a Read more »

Nothing working

I did a drug swith from azt,abc, & viranume to viread,abc and viramune hoping it would slow/stop my facial wasting. I have been on the new combo for 4 weeks and my face has gotten worse. I am so frustrated - I do everything possible to help,...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...You have done everything right but I am afraid you are being a little impatient. It is not really known how long it takes for facial appearance to recover after switching therapy but is reasonable to consider 18 months or more as a timeline.By 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 »
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...called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One tablet (300 mg Viread and 200 mg Emtriva) once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Epivir (lamivudine or 3TC) Retrovir (zidovudine or AZT) Videx (didanosine or ddI) Viread (tenofovir) Zerit (stavudine or d4T) Ziagen (abacavir) ... Read more »
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...inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: One 300 mg capsule plus 100 mg Norvir, once daily (this dose must be used if taking Viread or Truvada), or two 200 mg capsules, once daily; take with food. Also available in 100 mg and 150 mg capsules.... Read more »
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So when they say you should be on medication....

Posted by Izabella, 2 Replies
...and I had a long talk and while I understand the risks involved with Videx I also know it was something I could live with that worked. So we agreed I'd go back to my old Combo. She had to go out and talk to her attending. Guess who came... Read more »

HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...with HIV, I have been hospitalized three times, once with PCP, another time with an allergic reaction to Bactrim, and once with Viread related pancreatitis. I have taken AZT, epivir, zerit, DDC, DDI, sustiva, videx, viread, truvada, norvir,... Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...guess what - now I have FOUR different meds I have to take...and you know how it goes. Now, I will be taking INTELENCE 120, VIREAD, NORVIR and PREZISTA. The problem - side effects. After ALL these years, I have NEVER read the side-effect... Read more »


Posted by dj1979, 5 Replies
...ideas how to deal with this? I'm picking up a prescription for Phenergan, but wondered if anyone has any other ideas that might work. Thanks! Read more »
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