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Tenofovir HIV Medication

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread®) is a prescription drug that is used to treat:
 
  • HIV and AIDS (when used in combination with other HIV medications)
  • Chronic hepatitis B infection.
 
This medication comes in the form of a tablet and an oral powder, and it is typically taken once a day. Diarrhea, pain, and headaches are some of the most common side effects; however, it is generally well tolerated. Before starting treatment with tenofovir, let your healthcare provider know if you are taking any other medications or have any other medical conditions, especially kidney disease, liver disease, or osteoporosis.
 
(For a more in-depth description of this medication, including how it works to treat HIV infections, click Tenofovir.)
 

Tenofovir HIV Medication

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