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Tafero Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Tafero Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Tafero Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body. It is important to keep taking them until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Some people may experience headache as a side effect of this medicine . Please consult your doctor if it persists for a longer duration. These are usually not serious but tell your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. Rarely, some people may experience a skin reaction or liver damage. Your doctor will closely monitor you for these in the initial period of treatment.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin problems or liver or kidney disease. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood counts and liver function. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this medicine. Do not have unprotected sex or share personal items like razors or toothbrushes, if you are HIV positive. Talk to your doctor about safe ways like condoms to prevent HIV transmission during sex.

Side effects of Tafero Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tafero

  • Headache

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.

How to use Tafero Tablet

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. Tafero Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Tafero Tablet works

Tafero Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tafero Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tafero Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tafero Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tafero Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tafero Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tafero Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tafero Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tafero Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Tafero Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Tafero Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Tafero Tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
  • In combination with other medicines, it is used for the treatment of HIV infections.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Tafero Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.
  • You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tafero with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alovir, Acvirax, Avir
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Brand(s): Herpinil-F, Famtag, Virax FC
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Brand(s): Ganpyar, Gelovir, Vira-G
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Brand(s): Ridinox
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Patient Concerns

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I have HBV related chronic liver problem .Local urologist suggest me to take rapilif d 8 for urine block problem?Can i take that medicine with entavir for hepatitis b virus and cronic liver disease?
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Yes u can take it
Suffering from Hepatitis B virus from last one week. Please suggest me.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
Pls consult a gastroenterologist
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FAQs

Q. Does Tafero prevent passing of HIV-1 and HBV to others?

In case of HIV-1 infection, Tafero may reduce the risk of passing the virus to others, but the chances of infecting others still persist. However, in case of HBV infection, Tafero has not proven to reduce risk of transferring the virus to others. Therefore, the patients of both HIV-1 infection and HBV infection should practice safe sex and should not share dirty needles.

Q. Is Tafero safe to use?

Yes, Tafero is safe if used according to the doctor’s advice. The side effects seen with Tafero are usually mild and not serious.

Q. Upset stomach (vomiting and diarrhea) is very commonly seen with Tafero. Will it help if I take Tafero with food?

No, Tafero works best when taken with meals or just afterwards. However, taking it without food does not reduce its effectiveness.

Q. For how long do I need to take Tafero for HBV infection?

Duration of treatment will depend on the severity of HBV infection. You will need to take periodic blood tests to keep a check on the viral load and number of T cells. Your doctor will then decide the duration of the medicine accordingly. In some cases, treatment is required life long.

Q. I vomited after taking Tafero. What should I do?

Take another tablet of Tafero if you vomit within 1 hour of taking it. If you vomit after more than an hour of taking Tafero, then you need not take another tablet. Consult your doctor if you have vomiting every time you take Tafero.

Q. What should I do if I forget to take Tafero?

If you forget to take Tafero within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, you should take Tafero with food as soon as possible and resume the normal dosing schedule. If you miss a dose of Tafero by more than 12 hours and it is almost time for the next dose, you should not take the missed dose and simply resume the usual dosing schedule.

Q. Can I breastfeed while receiving treatment with Tafero for chronic HBV infection?

No, you should not breastfeed your baby since small amounts of Tafero pass into breast milk. Further, if your baby does not have HIV or HBV, there is a chance that the baby can get HIV or HBV through breastfeeding.

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