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Taking Viread With Hiv Meds

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... Common Name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs
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alternative medicines and Hiv meds

Hi I developed a infection of the colon or somewhere in the area, i am taking HIV meds Viread,Viramune and Epivir, I went to my local health food store with this issue, and was given Olive Leaf Extract and Jarro-Dophilus. I have read up on both...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am unsure and suspect there are no data to deterimine if there is a potential interaction. Of the two, it seems like the Jarro-Dophilus would have the least risk for an interaction given what it is.DW Read more »


my parttner has just started taking viread ,for 3wks but she having dearhea ,what can she do ,she is worried it could be asign of ressistance.whatcan we do?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Loose stools are fairly common in persons taking Viread. Often that can be aggravated by other meds taken at the same time (hopefully she is taking at least 3 HIV meds) as well as Read more »


Hello Dr. Holodniy,My gastroenterologist put me on viread to treat my HBV. It is the first time i am taking meds. Given that Viread is new as an HBV option - is it wise to be on it instead of Hepsera. Given that the long-term effect of it on HBV is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...studies which were just published in the New England Journal of Medicine a couple of weeks ago, clearly show the effectiveness of viread. Those of us who treat HIV patients have been using this med to successfully treat patients for HIV infection... Read more »

herbal meds with hiv meds

Is it harmful to take the herbal pills grape seed extract and blood pure blf with my hiv meds. The hiv meds i take are viread, kaletra, epivir, and zidovudine?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...extract can interact with some blood thinning medications but I haven't seen anything published regarding interaction with your HIV medications. I have had some patients taking regimens similar to your and grape seen extract without any... Read more »

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Tenofovir DF was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 26, 2001 for use... Read more »
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Videx EC

...enteric-coated (Videx EC), delayed-release capsule once a day, with adjustments for weight, kidney impairment, and when combined with Viread, Truvada, or Atripla. (Also available in 125 mg, 200 mg, and 250 mg capsules.) Videx is also available as... Read more »
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...showed a nearly 2 log drop in viral load (99% reduction in circulating virus) in a 7-day monotherapy study with people taking HIV meds for the first time, evidence of tremendous potency. Benefits in this group, however, have not been established.... Read more »
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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that,... Read more »
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