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Tenofovir (Viread)

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 tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Tenofovir is a nucleotide analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse...
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Viread - the once a day no side effect drug?

What do you know about this Viread drug that the FDA approved on Friday Oct. 26th.? Does it have to be taken in combination with other drugs, or is it a drug that has...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
Well, we know something about it. Since it is new, it is worth some review to see what role it can have for readers out there. It is fair to say, as an intro, that there is some excitement about this drug based on what we know now about it. First -... Read more »

Viread - the once a day no side effect drug?

What do you know about this Viread drug that the FDA approved on Friday Oct. 26th.? Does it have to be taken in combination with other drugs, or is it a drug that has...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Well, we know something about it. Since it is new, it is worth some review to see what role it can have for readers out there. It is fair to say, as an intro, that there is some excitement about this drug based on what we know now about it.First -... Read more »

3 drug combo (videx EC 250mg, viread 300mg, viramune 200mg) once a day

What is your opinion of a 3 drug combo? My VL is 53,000, my CD4 is 380 I believe! The combination is 4 pills once a day after a meal. 1-videx EC 250mg, 1-viread 300mg, and 2-viramune 200mg. Please let me know your opinion of these drugs and any...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for the question.The combination of ddI/tenofovir/viramune certainly is a very attractive, probably well tolerated, once-a-day regimen. There are a number of unknowns with the regimen-- in particular, the issues about ddI levels when... Read more »

Cimetadine with ritonavir, Isentris, Prezista, Viread

Is there a concerning drug interaction between Cimetadine and Ritonavir,Isentris, Prezista, Viread?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.According to <a href="http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/insite?page=ar-00-02&post=8&param=64" target=_new>UCSF Insight </a>, there aren't any significant interactions between cimetidine and... Read more »
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viread

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 drug was similar?

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Abacavir,viramune,viread

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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Abacavir,Viread,Viramune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am on day 4 of my new combo.., epivir, abacar(ziagen),Viramune, and viraed. It sucks. I feel lousy all of the time..has anyone else gone down this road before?

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Questions about my Drug Combo

Posted by Anonymous
I started a once a day regimen Emtriva/Viread and Viramune. I am doing ok buyt get a feeling of numbness in one of my legs like when your hands or feet fall asleep.

Is anyone else on this regimen?



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