Tenvir Tablet is an antiviral medication which is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections. This medicine is a composition of Tenofovir. This drug is not a cure for HIV or HBV. It only prevents the virus from multiplying in your body. Close monitoring of liver function and kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine.
This Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions, and symptoms
It works by stopping the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) from multiplying. This helps in reducing the chances of development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other HIV and HBV-related illnesses.
This Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tenvir 300 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Before using This Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g., vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g., pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Important counseling points are listed below.
The dosage of Tenvir Tablets (Generic Tenofovir) for various indications is given below
The recommended dose for the treatment of HIV-1 or chronic hepatitis B in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older (35 kg or more)
The dosage is 300 mg once daily taken orally with or without food. Because This medicine has been documented to affect kidney functions,
The recommended dose for the treatment of HIV-1 in pediatric patients(2 to less than 12 years of age)
The dosage for pediatric patients weighing greater than or equal to 17 kg who can swallow an intact tablet, one Tablet (150, 200, 250 or 300 mg based on body weight) once daily taken orally with or without food. Patients with a creatinine clearance of 30-49 mL/min should only take one dose every 48 hours. Those with a creatinine clearance of 10-29 mL/min may take one 300 mg pill two times a week, while patients undergoing hemodialysis should be restricted to one pill every seven days or 12 hours after dialysis.
If a dose of this medicine is missed, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
A per expert Review, The most common Tenofovir side effects with an incidence greater than or equal to 10% are
There are several minor side effects which are as follows
There are several major side effects which are as follows
Let your doctor know if you experience any changes in your physical or mental health after beginning to take this tablet.
Some patients show symptoms of immune reconstitution syndrome when first starting this pill. Patients with hepatitis B can experience acute exacerbation of hepatitis symptoms after they discontinue tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. The safety and effectiveness of administering Tenvir to patients co-infected with hepatitis B and HIV have yet been established, and hepatitis patients should be closely monitored for several months after they stop using this drugs.
Patients taking This medication have also reported a loss of bone mineral density and osteomalacia. Taking nephrotoxic drugs with this medicine might increase the risk of renal implications.
This drug is not recommended for use if you have a known history of Tenofovir or any other component present in the dosage form.
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Appropriate contraception should be used to avoid getting pregnant during treatment with this medicine. Contact your doctor and discuss the risks if pregnancy is suspected.
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength, and form as this medication, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Hair loss is not a known side effect of tenofovir.
TabletWise.com website users have reported three months, and the same day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use This Tablet.
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using This drug, then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medication makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Tenvir Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Most drugs don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medication does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence on medicines without the advice of a doctor.
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