What is Tafsure 25 mg Tablet?
Tafsure 25 mg contains salt called Tenofovir alafenamide 250mg. This tablet is an antiviral medication. It is a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. This tablet is safely used in patients with hepatic decompensation. This pro- drug is highly effective in its activities even with 10 times lower dose than Tenofovir disoproxil. In case of HIV positive this medication will have to be used with other antivirals medicine. This medicine is safely used in children above 12 years of age and adults.
What Tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg drug is used for?
Tenofovir alafenamide is sold under the brand name Vemlidy. It is manufactured in India by Aprazer Healthcare Private Limited. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis B infection, a viral infection of the liver. It works to stop or slow the growth of the virus. Chronic hepatitis infection can lead to serious liver damage and liver cancer. It does not cure hepatitis b or cannot prevent viruses from passing to others. But it lowers the risk of virus progression.
What is hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and damage. Inflammation is swelling that occurs when tissues of the body become injured or infected. Inflammation can damage organs.
Viruses attack normal cells in your body. Many viruses cause infections that can spread from person to person. The hepatitis B virus spreads through contact with an infected person’s blood, semen, or other body fluids.
The hepatitis B virus can cause an acute or chronic infection.
Acute hepatitis B
Acute hepatitis B is a short- term infection. Some people have symptoms, which may last several weeks. In some cases, symptoms last for 6 months. Sometimes the body is able to fight infection and the virus goes away.
Chronic hepatitis B
Chronic hepatitis is a long- lasting infection. Your chances of developing chronic hepatitis B is greater if you were infected with the virus as a young child. About 90 percent of infants infected with hepatitis B develop a chronic infection. About 25 to 50 percent of children infected between the ages of 1 and 5 years develop chronic infections. About 5 percent of people first infected as adults develop chronic hepatitis B.
- How to spread Hepatitis B?
The hepatitis B virus causes hepatitis B. The hepatitis B virus spreads through contact with an infected person’s blood, or body fluids. Contact can occurs by
Being born to a mother with hepatitis B
Having unprotected sex with an infected person
Sharing drug needles or other drug materials with an infected person
Getting an accidental stick with a needle that was used on an infected person
Being tattooed or pierced with tools that were used on an infected person
Having contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person
Using an infected person’s razor, toothbrush or nail clippers
- What are the signs and symptoms of hepatitis B?
Some people with acute hepatitis B have symptoms 2 to 5 months after they come in contact with the virus. These symptoms may include:
Dark yellow urine
Gray or clay colored stools
Loss of appetite
Pain in the abdomen
Yellow eyes and skin are called jaundice.
Tafsure 25 mg tablet is specially indicated against compensated ( with liver functional system) liver disease in adults. It is used in combination with other anti- HBV ( anti- retroviral) drugs. The dosage administration remains the same even if the patients have kidney or liver complications. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by 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 most common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, fatigue and itchiness. If these side effects become serious, you should consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and get relief from the side effects during the treatments.
Benefits of Tafsure 25 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of Hepatitis B
Tafsure 25 mg tablet is used with other anti-HBV medication to help control HBV infection. This tablet helps to decrease the amount of HBV virus in your body. It increases your immunity so that your immunity works better to reduce the chances of getting HBV complications like liver damage and liver cancer. This medicine is not a cure for HBV infection but it improves the immunity that results in a good quality of life. It is safely used in children above the ages of 12 and in adults.
Side effects of Tafsure 25 mg Tablet
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine . But not all side effects need doctor 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 Tafsure 25 mg is taken?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Tafsure 25 mg tablet is specially indicated against compensated ( with liver functional system) liver disease in adults. It is used in combination with other anti- HBV ( anti- retroviral) drugs. The dosage administration remains the same even if the patients have kidney or liver complications. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and 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. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How Tafsure 25 mg Tablet works?
This tablet is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It has the active substance called tenofovir. The active HBV molecule becomes inactive and further reproduction and multiplication process is stopped. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.