Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)
What is Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) used for?
Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) is an oral antiviral medication commonly prescribed along with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of virus cells making it easier for the immune system to control the infection. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)?
Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) should always be used according to the instructions provided by your doctor to get the best results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once or twice each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your weight, age, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never crush or split the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)?
Some patients using Tenvir (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) may experience side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are sores appearing in or around the mouth, sores affecting the genitals, chest pain, fever, flu symptoms, difficulty swallowing, lower back pain, swelling of the neck, disturbed menstrual cycles, or decreased sex drive. These conditions may require reduced dosages or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Tenvir (Tenofovir Dixoproxil Fumarate) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen, who have severely decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. It is also important to inform your doctor if you are obese, on a low sodium diet, at risk of kidney problems, if you have a history of depression, history of seizures, history of depression, history of alcoholism, history of psychiatric illness, an enlarged liver, hepatitis B or C, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Tenvir (Tenofovir Dixoproxil Fumarate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Tenvir (Tenofovir Dixoproxil Fumarate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.