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Pediatric and Off-Label Indications for Tenofovir

Is Tenofovir Used in Children?

Tenofovir is approved for treating HIV in children age two and older. To accommodate such young children, an oral powder form (as well as lower-strength tablets) are available.
Tenofovir is also approved to treat hepatitis B in adolescents age 12 years and older. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Is Tenofovir Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend tenofovir for treating something other than HIV infection and AIDS. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, tenofovir is used off-label to prevent HIV infection in people exposed to the virus (such as a healthcare worker who comes in contact with a contaminated needle stick). This is called postexposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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