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    Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

    Information about Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

    Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate uses

    Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is used in the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

    How tenofovir disoproxil fumarate works

    Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 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.

    Common side effects of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

    Diarrhea, Nausea, Rash, Weakness, Pain, Stomach pain
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

    • You have been prescribed Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 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.
    • Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)