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Tenvir-EM Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Tenvir-EM Tablet is a combination of two antiretrovirals. It is prescribed to treat and prevent HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Tenvir-EM Tablet restricts the growth of HIV in the body and reduces the risk of getting HIV-related complications to improve the lifespan of an individual. The medicine should be taken with food. Taking these medicines regularly at the same time increases their effectiveness. A dose of this medicine should not be missed as it can affect your recovery. It is important to complete the full course of the treatment until your doctor advises you to stop it.

The most common side effects of this medicine are fever, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea, headaches, depression, insomnia, rashes, etc. These side effects are generally temporary, but if they persist or become serious inform your doctor. This medicine can also make you feel dizzy, so it is advised to avoid driving. In addition to that, avoid alcohol consumption as it may increase the intensity of the side effects. This medicine may affect the strength of the bones, to cope up with that, the doctor may prescribe vitamin or calcium supplements.

Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any health condition. Your doctor may suggest regular laboratory tests to check your blood counts and other bodily functions. If you are HIV positive, you should not breastfeed or share personal belongings like razors or toothbrushes. Consult your doctor to know about safe sex methods in order to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.

Uses of Tenvir-EM Tablet

Tenvir-EM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

How to use Tenvir-EM 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. Tenvir-EM Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Tenvir-EM Tablet works

Tenvir-EM Tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Emtricitabine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. They prevent HIV (virus) from multiplying, thereby reducing the amount of virus in your body. They also increase the CD4 cell (white blood cells that protect against infection) count in your blood.

Tenvir-EM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tenvir-EM Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tenvir-EM 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tenvir-EM 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
Tenvir-EM Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tenvir-EM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tenvir-EM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tenvir-EM Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tenvir-EM Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Tenvir-EM Tablet is a combination of two medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
  • It may also be used for preventing HIV and should be started within 72 hrs of an exposure to HIV.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Tenvir-EM Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • Always practice safe sex while taking Tenvir-EM Tablet. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tenvir-EM

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Sexologist
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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References
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  2. Emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Foster City, California: Gilead Sciences, Inc; 2005. [Accessed on 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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