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Tenofovir lowers your risk of getting HIV disease complications (such as new infections, cancer).
Tenofovir belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).
Tenofovir helps to decrease the amount of hepatitis B virus in your body by interfering with virus growth.
Tenofovir helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better.
Tenofovir is an antiretroviral medicine.
Tenofovir is prescribed to treat a certain type of liver infection called chronic hepatitis B infection.
Tenofovir is prescribed with other medications to help control your HIV infection, thereby improving your quality of life.
Tenofovir is prescribed with other medicines to treat hepatitis B virus and HIV.
Tenofovir is not a cure for hepatitis B or HIV.
Tenofovir is not a cure for HIV and it does not prevent the spread of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination (such as sharing used needles).
Tenofovir will not stop the spread of hepatitis B or HIV to others.
Tenofovir side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Bone pain;
- breathing difficulties;
- Easily broken bones;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- loss of appetite;
- Mental/mood changes;
- Muscle cramps/weakness;
- nausea, vomiting;
- Numbness/tingling of the hands/feet;
- Severe dizziness;
- Signs of kidney problems (a change in the amount of urine);
- Signs of pancreatitis;
- stomach pain, gas;
- Stomach/abdominal/back pain;
- Trouble breathing;
- trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine;
- Trouble sleeping;
- Unusual thirst;
- unusually weak or tired;
- weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs;
Tenofovir is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to tenofovir, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- bone problems;
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- if you are allergic to tenofovir;
- if you have alcohol use;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have bone problems (bone disease, bone loss/osteoporosis, weak/broken bones);
- if you have disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis);
- if you have kidney problems;
- if you have liver problems (hepatitis c, cirrhosis);
Do not take Tenofovir with any of the following drugs:
- didanosine, ddi;
- lopinavir; ritonavir;
- medicines for viral infections like cidofovir, acyclovir, valacyclovir, ganciclovir, valganciclovir;
- NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen;