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What is Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate used for?

Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is used in combination with other anti-HIV medications for the treatment of HIV infection. It is also indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate?

The dosage of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate by mouth with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate?

Like other medicines, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate can cause side effects such as nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, trouble sleeping, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate?

Is it possible for me to take Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate?
How will Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate work in my body?
How should Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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