What is Tenofovir / Emtricitabine?
The salt combination Tenofovir / Emtricitabine is used for the treatment of Hiv, Hepatitis B Virus, Hiv Infection and other conditions.Detailed information related to Tenofovir / Emtricitabine’s uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:
Tenofovir / Emtricitabine Uses
Tenofovir / Emtricitabine is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
· Hepatitis B Virus
· HIV Infection
Tenofovir / Emtricitabine Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Tenofovir / Emtricitabine improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
· Blocking the activity of a viral enzyme.
· Lowering the growth and decreasing the amount of HIV virus in the body.
Tenofovir / Emtricitabine – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Tenofovir / Emtricitabine. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
· Disease Of Muscle Tissue
· Kidney Problems
· Low Potassium Levels
· Lactic Acidosis
· Liver Problems
· Increased Liver Enzymes
Tenofovir / Emtricitabine – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
· Deep or rapid breathing
· Do not take tenofovir with other drugs that can potentially damage kidneys
· Do physical examination of fat redistribution
· High cholesterol
· Kidney or liver problems