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Important Instructions for Tenofovir

Tenofovir Drug Interactions

Tenofovir can interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Tenofovir).

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of tenofovir. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Viread Overdose for more information.)

How Should Tenofovir Be Stored?

Tenofovir should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tablets in an airtight container.
Keep tenofovir and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

It is very important that you not miss tenofovir doses. If you do not take your dose as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are having trouble remembering to take your HIV or hepatitis medications.

Who Makes Tenofovir?

Tenofovir is made by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Is There a Generic Version of Tenofovir?

Currently, there are no generic versions of tenofovir licensed for sale (see Generic Viread).

Strengths of Tenofovir

Tenofovir tablets come in the following strengths:
  • Tenofovir 150 mg
  • Tenofovir 200 mg
  • Tenofovir 250 mg
  • Tenofovir 300 mg.
An oral powder (to be mixed into soft foods, like yogurt or applesauce) is also available. It contains 40 mg of tenofovir per 1-gram scoop.

Tenofovir HIV Medication

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