This medication is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NTRTI) antiviral medication used to treat the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV).
What is Viread used for?
- This is used to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and kids weighing at least 22 lbs who are at least 2 years old (10 kg).
- Viread for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in adults and children weighing at least 22 pounds who are at least 2 years old (10 kg).
Viread vs Vemlidy:
- Both Vemlidy and Viread are tenofovir prodrugs, which means that they are transformed into the active medication tenofovir in the body after administration.
- These two medications are both antiviral medication
Baraclude vs Viread:
- Viread Can be used in conjunction with other drugs to prevent HIV infection upon exposure.
- Baraclude (entecavir) is the first-line treatment for hepatitis B.
Dose for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection: Viread 300 mg tablet is an antiretroviral medicine
Dosage by mouth (tablets)
- Adults: once a day, 300 mg
- Adolescents and children weighing 35 kg or more: once a day, 300 mg
- Children and adolescents weighing between 28 and 34 kilograms: once a day, 250 mg
- Children aged 2 to 12 weighing 22 to 27 kg: once a day, 200 mg.
- Children weighing 17 to 21 kg and aged 2 to 12 years: once a day, 150 mg
This is not the complete dose information for this drug; please consult with your own doctor for more details.
- Take this medication at the very same time every day.
- This medication is safe to take with or without food. Follow all of the directions on your medication label.
- In children, tenofovir doses are calculated based on weight. Your child’s dose requirements may change if he or she gains or loses weight.
Viread Side Effects:
Potential Side Effect of this medication:
- Appetite loss
This is not a full list of potential side effects; others may emerge.
- If you have hepatitis B, it may reactivate or worsen after you stop using this medication. For several months, you may require periodic liver function tests.
- Change your dose or discontinue this medication without consulting your doctor.
- Patients with end-stage renal failure should not take this drug.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it safe for me to breastfeed my kid if I have HIV?
No, Breastfeeding is not recommended for HIV-positive women. The virus can be passed on to your infant through breast milk.
Is it safe to take this drug alongside other medications?
This medication should not be taken in conjunction with adefovir (Hepsera) or other tenofovir-containing combo medications (Atripla, Biktarvy, Cimduo, Complera, Descovy, Genvoya, Odefsey, Stribild, Symfi, or Truvada).