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Viread

Brand name: Viread Generic name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir), or TDF Class: Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor(nucleotide, NtRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., www.Viread.com , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235) AWP: $926.09/month Standard Dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without food, with no dietary restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney...
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Does Viread repair liver fibrosis?

I had liver failure when chronic Hep B "reemerged" after 20 years (I was on epivir for 4 years at that time). Now after being on Viread for over a year my liver function tests are almost normal, though platelets are still low. Does...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question! The drug itself does not repair fibrosis or cirrhosis but your body does! When the drug lowers the HBV levels to near zero, then your liver's natural recuperative powers come into effect and take over. Your liver may be much... Read more »

Side effects of viread

Dear Doctor,I started my first combo ever a month ago, that is truvada and sustiva. I had some side effects during the first weeks of treatment - mainly, dizzness, weakness/fatigue, some fever, join and muscle pain, urination - that went away...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
With normal blood tests and having received tenofovir for only several months it would be very unlikely that Viread is causing any significant fat loss or bone problems. Soe patients on tenofovir do complain of more frequent urination and... Read more »

Thank you for stating added risks... His doctor never told me... What are side effects to look for in Kaletra and Viread?

Hello there and as always THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for replying. You are ALWAYS SO LOVED AND APPRECIATED FROM ME and my FAMILY!!!!! MUAH!!!!! How are you doing? Would you please let me know what to look for in the above named combo interaction please?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello!All antiretrovirals have a rather lengthy list of potential drug side effects, toxicities and drug interactions. Regarding Kaletra and Viread, Kaletra can increase the blood levels of Viread. Consequently, monitoring for Viread-related side... Read more »

Effects of drugs on liver

My husband is on the combination Viread, Epivir and Sustiva. My question is, can these meds or any combination have any effect on his liver? Also, i would like to know when is your viral load considered undetectable?...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
This ART regimen is associated with low levels of liver toxicity,in the range of 3-5%. Nonetheless, his doctcor will be checking his liver function and enymes regularly to monitor the effects, so this important question should be put to him or... Read more »
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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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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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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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