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What Does Viread Treat

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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 »


Hello Dr. Holodniy,My gastroenterologist put me on viread to treat my HBV. It is the first time i... Read more »

Viread Hair loss

I was on Epivir/Viread and Sustiva for two years and was experiencing significant hair loss. My... 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

...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 antiretroviral agents in patients 12 to less than 18 years of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...approved for use by people between 12 and 18 years of age. It has not been carefully studied in people older than age 65. In US treatment guidelines (see Fact Sheet 404 ), tenofovir is listed as a preferred drug for people just starting ART.... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Viread (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) Labeling Revision

...disoproxil fumarate). The label was updated to include results from Study 903, specifically, the 144 week efficacy and safety data in treatment-naive patients. Study 903 fulfills part of the requirement for traditional approval by confirming... Read more »
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Viread®

...U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Viread┬« (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Chronic hepatitis B is... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...agreed to put me on something else. So since the change-over, two years ago, I have been on: Nevirapine (Viramune) Tenofovir (Viread) Lamivudine (Epivir) The horrific dreams stopped long ago, but I believe the Efavirenz caused long-lasting... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...hi. kinda scared.. about to start treatment. My dr wants to use an induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based Read more »