Q. Does Teravir Tablet prevent passing of HIV-1 and HBV to others?
In case of HIV-1 infection, Teravir Tablet may reduce the risk of passing the virus to others, but the chances of infecting others still persist. However, in case of HBV infection, Teravir Tablet 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 Teravir Tablet safe?
Teravir Tablet 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 Teravir Tablet?
You should take Teravir Tablet in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Teravir Tablet 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 Teravir Tablet 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 Teravir Tablet. What should I do?
Take another tablet of Teravir Tablet if you vomit within 1 hour of taking it. If you vomit after more than an hour of taking Teravir Tablet, then you need not take another tablet. Consult your doctor if you have vomiting every time you take Teravir Tablet or if the vomiting persists for a longer duration.
Q. What should I do if I forget to take Teravir Tablet?
If you forget to take Teravir Tablet within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, you should take Teravir Tablet with food as soon as possible and resume the normal dosing schedule. If you miss a dose of Teravir Tablet 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd Dec 2022. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.