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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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viread

hello,I would ask you about viread. My doctor says that viread reduced my cd4 count ( from 920 to 600 ). Is this correct ?thanks...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No. Viread in combination with other HIV medications has been found to INCREASE CD4 cell counts. An exception can be when Viread is taken with ddI (Videx). In this case the combination of Viread and ddI has been shown to lead to a muted CD4 cell... Read more »

kidney problems with viread?

Dr. Gerald,How common are renal problems associated to arvs like Viread?Hoffman...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Kidney problems with Viread are uncommon. In the pivotal studies that compared Viread to Zerit in treatment-nave patients there were no differences between the groups and kidney problems were rare. In more advanced patients in a salvage setting... Read more »

Weight Loss and drop in CD4 cell on Videx/Viread

I am 42 years old and I have been living with HIV for 19 years. I am currently taking Viread, Kaletra and Videx (three years) and always take them on time. My problem is that I have lost about 40 lbs in the last 4 months with no explanation. It...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is an important drug interaction between Videx and Viread that may heighten toxicity and in some cases lead to a reduction in CD4 cells. Weight loss, nausea, and fatigue that develop in someone on HIV medications... Read more »

Hepatitis B treatment with Viread

I had had Hep B for many years and was closely watched by my family doctor. A recent blood test indicated my DNA count has risen to 2700 and my doctor suggested taking Viread for treatment. I researched this drug and found that there were many side...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Viread is a potent HBV drug that has many years of proven experience and safety. It has an excellent safety record in HIV infected patients as well since it also have activity against that virus. I would stress that the vast majority of patients... Read more »
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swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune.
Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away)
Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with... Read more »

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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viread

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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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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