Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)
What is Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) used for?
Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) is an antiviral medication used to treat patients suffering from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It operates by preventing the reproduction of virus cells allowing the immune system to naturally control the infection. This action also makes it useful for treating a chronic hepatitis B infection. It should be noted that this medication will not cure these conditions and is only meant to prevent their spread. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) ?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once daily, but your individual instructions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these whole with a large glass of water to aid absorption. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to prevent unintentionally destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) ?
Side effects that may occur while using Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) include:
Inform your doctor about any symptoms that worry you or if more serious side effects occur such as kidney problems, liver problems, confusion, unsteadiness, severe diarrhea, insomnia, flu symptoms, severe lower back pain, or loss of bladder or bowel control. These conditions may require emergency medical assistance or adjustments to your dosage to prevent further health problems from appearing.
Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) should not be used to treat patients with lactose intolerance or allergies to any of its ingredients. Also disclose if you have hepatitis, obesity, a history of kidney problems, or a history of alcohol abuse to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.