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Viread Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tenofovir (Viread)?
- What are the possible side effects of tenofovir (Viread)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tenofovir (Viread)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tenofovir (Viread)?
- How should I take tenofovir (Viread)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Viread)?
- What happens if I overdose (Viread)?
- What should I avoid while taking tenofovir (Viread)?
- What other drugs will affect tenofovir (Viread)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Viread)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Viread)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking tenofovir (Viread)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage.
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect tenofovir (Viread)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Amphotec, Abelcet);
- pentamidine (Nebupent, Pentam);
- tacrolimus (Prograf);
- antibiotics such as capreomycin (Capastat), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled);
- antiviral medicines such as acyclovir (Zovirax), cidofovir (Vistide), foscarnet (Foscavir), ganciclovir (Cytovene), valacyclovir (Valtrex), or valganciclovir (Valcyte);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others;
- cancer medicine such as aldesleukin (Proleukin), carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid); or
- other HIV or AIDS medications such as atazanavir (Reyataz), didanosine (Videx), lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with tenofovir. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tenofovir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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