What is Tudofovir 300 mg Tablet?
Tudofovir 300 mg Tablet contains an active ingredient Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. It is an antiviral medicine. It is used in the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It belongs to a class of drugs called nucleoside analogs. It works as an inhibitor of HIV reverse transcriptase and thus it obstructs the reproduction of HIV. It is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat HIV infection. It increases the amount of CD4 cells and boosts the immune system of your body which helps to fight infections. It reduces the development of viruses and prevents their multiplication. It stops the virus progression and improves your health.
What is Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate drug used for?
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is sold under the brand name Viread. It is manufactured in India by Aprazer Healthcare Private Limited. Tenofovir is a prescription medicine. It is an antiviral medicine. It is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). It is used in adults and children 2 years of age and above.
It belongs to nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It blocks the effectiveness of the reverse transcriptase, it is an enzyme required to make copies of itself. This medicine obstructs the reverse transcriptase and reduces the amount of virus in the blood. It increases the CD4 blood count and improves the immune system which helps to fight off your body from infections and other diseases.
What is HIV?
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system of your body. It helps your body to fight infections and other diseases. Once you have HIV, it remains for life. It destroys a kind of cell called CD4 (which is also known as T- cells) which protects you from infections. When these cells become low, your body can’t fight off infections and you will feel fever, tiredness, and weakness. If it is left untreated, it progresses to its advanced stage which is AIDS. In AIDS, your CD4 cell is too low to fight infections. This is the most severe stage of HIV, and it leads to death. It cannot cure but it can be controlled with proper medicine and care.
HIV infection is transmitted with infected blood or body fluids such as semen or vaginal fluids. It enters your body. It can spread through sex, sharing of needles for injection or tattooing, blades, razors, and toothbrushes. It can pass from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
Symptoms of HIV infection
When a person first becomes infected with HIV. Some symptoms may appear. It includes:
Painful ulcers in the mouth or anus or penis
Loss of appetite
Tudofovir 300 mg comes in the form of a tablet and oral powder to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food every day. The oral powder is taken with food daily. Follow the doctor’s instructions carefully. Take it around 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 effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, diarrhea, flatulence, sleeping problems, and rash. Some people may undergo a skin reaction or 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. Regular exercise and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
The benefit of Tudofovir 300 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of the Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) virus
Tudofovir 300 mg tablets contain tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. It is used in combination with other antiviral medications for the treatment of HIV infection. It is used to treat adults and adolescents above 18 years of age. It helps to increase the level of a CD4 cell and boost your immunity. It decreases the amount of HIV infection in your blood. It makes your body fight off infections and other diseases. It belongs to a class of reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It blocks the reverse transcriptase and prevents the replication of viruses in your body. It does not cure the infection but it improves your immunity which makes your life longer.
Side effects of Tudofovir 300 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 is Tudofovir 300 mg Tablet taken?
Tudofovir 300 mg comes in the form of a tablet and oral powder to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food every day. The oral powder is taken with food daily. Follow the doctor’s instructions carefully. Take it around 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 Tudofovir 300 mg Tablet work?
Tudofovir 300 mg is an antiviral medicine. It inhibits the activity of the reverse transcriptase enzyme of HIV. It is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat HIV infection. It blocks the replication process of viruses in the body. It makes the further reproduction and multiplication of viruses in the body inactive and boosts your immune system so that your body can work better and live a long life.