What is Tafnat 25 mg Tablet?
Tafnat 25 mg Tablet contains a drug called Tenofovir alafenamide. It belongs to the group of medications known as Antiviral medicine. It is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B both in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and above, whose weight is near about 35 kg. It is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It is used in patients with hepatic decompensation. This medicine is used in combination with other antiviral medicine for the treatment of HIV infections. It works to interfere with the normal function of enzymes that are necessary for the viruses to stimulate themselves.
What is Tenofovir alafenamide and how does it work?
Tenofovir is sold under the brand name Vemlidy. It is manufactured in India by Natco Pharma Limited. This medicine is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in people with viral infection of the liver. It works to prevent or reduce the growth of the virus. Chronic hepatitis infection is serious liver damage and liver cancer. It does not cure hepatitis B but it can reduce the symptoms and prevent the spread of the virus to others. Use safe sex which lowers the risk of spreading the virus to others.
What is hepatitis B and how does it spread?
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that damages the liver and can cause both acute and chronic liver disease. According to WHO, in a recent 2020 Global Health Sector Strategies (GHSS) report, more than 350 million people are still living with some kind of chronic disease. Only 10% and 21% of people with hepatitis B virus and liver cancer. It is a vital global health problem. A secure and effective vaccine that 98% to 100% protects against the hepatitis B virus is available.
Spread of hepatitis B virus
Hepatitis B is most commonly spread from mother to child at the time of birth or by infected blood, particularly from an infected child to an uninfected child during the first 5 years of age. It is spread through infected needles, making tattoos, piercing, and disclosure of injected blood and body fluids such as saliva, and menstrual, vaginal, and seminal fluids. The spreading of viruses can be the reuse of contaminated needles and syringes or sharp objects either in health or the community. It is mostly spread through sex in person with multiple sex partners.
Symptoms of Hepatitis virus
Many people with hepatitis B have no symptoms. Some people with severe hepatitis B have symptoms after 2 to 5 months of being infected with the virus. It includes:
Dark yellow urine
Gray or clay-colored stools
Loss of appetite
Pain in the abdomen
Yellow eyes and skin called jaundice
Tafnat 25 mg comes as a tablet taken by mouth. One tablet one time every day. Finish the full course. Take this medicine at the same time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. The dose and duration will be decided on the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effect of this medicine is a headache. Some people may experience skin infections and liver damage. Inform your doctor if these side effects remain for a long time. Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better.
The benefit of Tafnat 25 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection
Tafnat tablet is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor used to treat chronic hepatitis B infection. It belongs to antiviral medicines. It is used with other antiviral medications to treat HIV infection. This tablet is used to treat hepatitis B in adults and children above 12 years of age. This tablet is not a cure for Hepatitis virus (HBV) infection but it can reduce the symptoms of hepatitis B and prevent its spreading to others. It improves your immunity, complications, and the durability of life.
Side effects of Tafnat 25 mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
How Tafnat 25 mg Tablet is taken?
Tafnat 25 mg comes as a tablet taken by mouth. One tablet one time every day. Finish the full course. Take this medicine at the same time every day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew or break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Many other medicines can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using during the treatment.
How does a Tafnat 25 mg Tablet work?
Tenofovir obstructs the essential enzyme of the hepatitis B virus that is necessary for its development and its growth. It inhibits the multiplication of viruses. It decreases the amount of virus in the blood. It supports the elevation of the number of T – cells which increase your immunity and improve your health.