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Viread Effects On The Liver

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Viread

...unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $771.54 / month Manufacturer contact: Gilead Sciences, Inc., www.viread.com , 1 (800) GILEAD5 (445-3235) Potential side effects and toxicity: Overall, fairly well tolerated; however, individuals may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and gas as the most common side effects of Viread. Decreases in bone mineral density (BMD) have...
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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, Read more »

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 Viread repair...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...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 better than before. That is great news! Keep up the good work! DTD 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
...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 her.An undetectable viral load varies from assay to... Read more »

Long-term Viramune Effects

Hi, hope you can shed some light on the side effects I have been having with my regimen. First, a litle history. Positive since 9/93, didn't start HAART until 1/96. First regimen was Viracept, Viramune and Zerit (w/ 8mg of loperamide a day to...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...you need to have your doctor evaluate you carefully for the source of your current symptoms. This may involve a thorough GI/liver work-up since this is obviously the source or your problems. You should also get a resistance test done, and be... Read more »
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Tenofovir (Viread)

...What Is Tenofovir? Who Should Take Tenofovir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC... Read more »
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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you more carefully for side effects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking... Read more »
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Videx EC

...$368.72 / month) Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.bmsvirology.com , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away... Read more »
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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

... What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to... Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...sustiva, videx, viread, truvada, norvir, atazanavir, prezista, and issentress. Many of those meds had very unpleasant side effects AZT made me nauseous and caused me to feel as if I was full of ants and sustiva gave me horrible nightmares and... Read more »

Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...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 labels. This time I did and had a big time meltdown.... Read more »

Emtriva, Reyataz, Videx Ec

Posted by pooo, 3 Replies
...Are any of you on Emtriva, Reyataz or Videx Ec?? If so how are you doing on them and have you had any side effects? Read more »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...since I am moving to Costa Rica in the fall I thought 'no time like the present' to get myself trhough all the possible side effects. Well- they have begun. Worn-down, tired, irritable, achey,depressed, a blotchy body rash that glows like... Read more »