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What Are The Dangers Of Viread

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Viread

... 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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Ibuprofen and Viread

I have heard that Viread can affect the kidneys, and so too can Ibuprofen. Is taking these two drugs dangerous? I experience headaches from Viread, and take Ibuprofen to help alleviate it. Thank you for your help!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There should be some caution when using those drugs together particulary if there is any further factor present predisposing a patient to kidney problems (such as hypertension, diabetes, or any evidence of proteinuria or already compromised renal... Read more »

Ibuprofen and Viread

I have heard that Viread can affect the kidneys, and so too can Ibuprofen. Is taking these two drugs dangerous? I experience headaches from Viread, and take Ibuprofen to help alleviate it. Thank you for your help!
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...To date, Viread has affected the kidneys in any significant way in people taking it in salvage therapy, and then almost always (if not always) Read more »

Viread, frequent urination

I am on Viread, Combivir, Norvir and Atazanavir (sp?). I have a problem with frequent urination. I had it also on my previous combination, which was Viread, Kaletra, and Combivir. I stopped my previous combination due to GI side effects and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have had patients complain of frequent urination likely due to Viread. I have also had some patients get it with protease inhibitors (most often indinavir but sometimes low dose ritonavir). Viread Read more »

Does Viread need to be taken with food, or not?

Question: Everything I have read on the Internet, as well as my doctor, says that Viread does not need to be taken with food. Yet, on my prescription bottle, there is always a little sticker attached that says "Take medication WITH FOOD." When I...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Viread (tenofovir) is better absorbed when taken with food, a difference of 40% in the total drug exposure and 14% in the maximal drug Read more »
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Tenofovir (Viread)

...Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? 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... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

... te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Expanded Indication for Viread, to Include the Treatment of Patients 12 to Less Than 18 Years of Age

... On March 24, 2010, the FDA approved revised labeling for Viread (tenofovir disproxil fumarate) to expand the indication to include the treatment of HIV HIV infection in combination with other Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Gilead's Viread International Access Program

...Last December Gilead Sciences announced a plan to make their nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor Viread (tenofovir) available to clinics and treatment programs in the developing world at an affordable price. Joe Steele, the architect Read more »
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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 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 Read more »

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 Read more »

swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs were melting away) Anyway going to try replacing the Ziagen with Viread.That should very quickly identify the culprit behind the fatigue. Another clue was that I couldn't tolerate... Read more »