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Brand name: Viread Generic name: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir), or TDF Class: Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor(nucleotide, NtRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., , (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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Sorry, one more question. Thank you for the answer to my previous question regarding Viread/Videx taken together. I should have also asked the following:How effective is taking Videx, Viread and Sustiva together? If I am 99 or higher...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your reply.There are no studies that have used the combination of ddI/tenofovir/efavirenz-- nevertheless, the combination should be very potent and the low pill count and once-daily dosing should enhance adherence. The best studied... Read more »

alternative to Combivir and Viread therapy

Dear Dr. Young,I have been on Combivir and Viread for the past 7 years since the dignosis. I may be moving to S. Korea and Viread is not available thru insurance. What are the options for treatment and other things I should know before making the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Seems like this might be an opportunity to update your regimen- triple nuke therapy is no longer recommended in the US or Europe, as there are more effective options. Likewise, AZT/3TC has fallen off of US treatment... Read more »

Viread Precio

Cuanto cuesta el Viread?...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
El precio del Viread dependera del area donde usted viva y/o las polticas de medicamentos de su pais.En general el precio de Viread oscila entre los $300-400 dolares US para el suplido mensual.Saludos... Read more »

Viread, Epivir and Kaletra?

This week I received your update. It suggested that Viread is tied to lypodystrophy. I am on a combination of Viread, Epivir and Kaletra. I have handled the medication very well. The big D is the only problem. Immodium handles that though. My...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
I have never suggested that viread is linked to fat loss. Your diarrhoea would most likely resolve with a switch away from Kaletra to either saquinavir (new 500mg tabs out soon) or atazanavir each with ritonavir.Lipodystrophy is uncommon in the... Read more »
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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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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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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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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 »