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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 AND HBV

Hello Dr. Holodniy,My gastroenterologist put me on viread to treat my HBV. It is the first time i am taking meds. Given that Viread is new as an HBV option - is it wise to be on it instead of Hepsera. Given that the long-term effect of it on HBV is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The results of those studies which were just published in the New England Journal of Medicine a couple of weeks ago, clearly show the effectiveness of viread. Those of us who treat HIV patients have been using this med to successfully treat patients... Read more »

METHADONE INTERACTIONS WITH COMBIVIR, KALETRA, VIREAD

HOW ARE THESE MEDICATIONS EFFECTING MY METHADONE LEVELS? I AM EXPERIENCING WITHDRAWALS EARLIER THAN I AM TOLD I SHOULD BE. MY CURRENT DOSE IS 100 MGS/DAY. I TAKE KALETRA 200 MGS/4 TIMES A DAY, CONBIVIR 2X/DAY, VIREAD 300MG 1/DAY. ANY INFORMATION...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Mehtadone levels are often decreased (averaging perhaps up to 50%) when also taking Kaletra so for some patients the dose of methadone may need to be increased. KH... Read more »

Question on taking VIREAD.

Dear Dr. McGoverm, My Dr. prescribed VIREAD for treating my HBV recently but he asked me to take it twice a day. I know this medicine supposed to be taken once a day. I am wondering why he is doing it. I have been taken Hepsera and EPIVIR HVB for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would definitely speak to your physician right away regarding the dosing. It should be once daily...Your non-detectable HBV DNA is good news. Congrats...... Read more »

4 years VIREAD

I'm 67 male, have had VIREAD for 4+ years for treating my Hep B. Every test results have never been changed: ALT,AST in normal range, HBsAg+,HBeAg-,aHBs-, HEP.B Virus,bDNA<2000.Should I consider to swith another such as TRUVADA, HEPSERA etc,...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
As long as your hepatitis B virus DNA level is non-detectable, your medication is working as best it can. Adding another medication or switching or increasing the dose will not increase your chance of losing your sAg, which is not a common event.... Read more »
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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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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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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 »