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Tenofovir Dosing

For most people who are taking tenofovir, dosing typically starts at 300 mg once a day. If you have kidney disease, however, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take the drug less frequently (such as once or twice a week instead). Try to take your tenofovir dose at the same time every day to maintain an even level in your blood.

Tenofovir Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your weight (for children)
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Tenofovir Dosing for HIV/AIDS in Adults

The recommended dose of tenofovir for treating adults with HIV or AIDS is 300 mg once daily. If you have kidney disease, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take the medication less frequently (such as every other day, twice a week, or even once weekly), depending on the severity of your kidney problems.

Tenofovir Dosage for HIV/AIDS in Children

For treating HIV in adolescents and children (age 2 to 18 years), the recommended dosage is based on weight. The dosage is approximately 8 mg per kg (about 3.6 mg per pound) once daily. Children weighing less than 37.4 pounds should take the oral powder form, while heavier children can take the powder or the tablets (depending on swallowing preferences).
For the powder (which is measured in scoops, with 40 mg per scoop), the dose is rounded to the nearest full or half scoop (smaller amounts cannot be accurately measured).

Tenofovir HIV Medication

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