Q. Does Tenfoclear prevent passing of HIV-1 and HBV to others?
In case of HIV-1 infection, Tenfoclear may reduce the risk of passing the virus to others, but the chances of infecting others still persist. However, in case of HBV infection, Tenfoclear 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 Tenfoclear safe?
Tenfoclear is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Q. How should I take Tenfoclear?
You should take Tenfoclear in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Tenfoclear works best when taken with meals or just afterwards. However, taking it without food does not reduce its effectiveness. If you have any doubts, consult your doctor.
Q. For how long do I need to take Tenfoclear 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 Tenfoclear. What should I do?
Take another tablet of Tenfoclear if you vomit within 1 hour of taking it. If you vomit after more than an hour of taking Tenfoclear, then you need not take another tablet. Consult your doctor if you have vomiting every time you take Tenfoclear or if the vomiting persists for a longer duration.
Q. What should I do if I forget to take Tenfoclear?
If you forget to take Tenfoclear within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, you should take Tenfoclear with food as soon as possible and resume the normal dosing schedule. If you miss a dose of Tenfoclear 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 Tenfoclear for chronic HBV infection?
No, you should not breastfeed your baby since small amounts of Tenfoclear 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.