What If I Miss A Dose Of Viread

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... 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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Viread missed 7 days

Dr Sherrer:I am taking Zerit, Reyataz, Norvir, & Viread. I was taking Kaletra, but because of the cholesterol effects, switched medications. I just realized, due to the switch, I have missed my dose of Viread for some time (about 7 days). Should...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...this error. I can say that it should be a low risk, if at all, because of the pharmacology of tenofovir (also called TDF or Viread), and because of the other medications you are taking, which could reasonably be expected to keep the virus... Read more »

Viread and possible side affects???

I have been having anorexia, anxiety, bachaches, headaches, dark urine, and really "going nuts." I have been on Viread since late 2001 and and been having these esculating symptoms for sometime. My doctors tells me Viread isn't the cause but I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...At the recent Boston CROI meeting there were 6 cases presented of some renal problems possibly due to Viread (there are been some scattered case reports published as well). The drug is in widespread use. Since BOston I am checking on Read more »

About Kaletra,Viread &Retrovir

Is it easy to develop a resistance to these drugs if they are missed a few times or takien at different times instead of the same time everyday.And how can I better tolerate these drugs since I don't feel very well when I do take them.
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...pharmacokinetics that may allow for an occassional late dose, or even a missed dose, more than others, for two reasons. Both Kaletra and Viread have long half lives in the blood stream, which may enable a late dose to maintain enough drug in the... Read more »

Epivir to Viread?

Hello, after six months on Sustiva/Videx/Epivir, I've developed resistance to Epivir. My doctor wants to switch over to Viread. He claims that the mutation that led to Epivir resistance actually makes Viread more effective. Do you know anything...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...resistance to the other drugs you were on. While the resistance mutation that causes resistance to Epivir (M184V) does make Viread more effective, it also decreases the effectiveness of Videx to a lesser extent. I would consider changing the... Read more »

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
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 »