What TENVIR is used for?
It is used to treat:
- Chronic hepatitis B viral infection
Warning & Precautions
Talk to Doctor
Talk to your doctor before you take this medicine, if you:
- Are allergic to Tenofovir disoproxil or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- Have kidney or liver problems
- Have bone problems
- Have autoimmune disorders
Pregnancy & Breast Feeding
- TENVIR passes into your breast milk
- Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby
- If you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
Children & Adolescents
- HIV-1 infected adolescents aged 12 to less than 18 years who weigh at least 35 kg and who have already been treated with other HIV medicines
Driving & Using Machines
- If you feel dizzy while taking TENVIR, do not drive and do not use any tools or machines
Tell your doctor if you are taking,
- Any other anti-HIV medicines
- Medicines containing adefovir dipivoxil (a medicine used to treat chronic hepatitis B)
- Aminoglycosides, pentamidine or vancomycin (medicines used for bacterial infection)
- Amphotericin B (medicine used for fungal infection)
- Foscarnet, ganciclovir, or cidofovir (for viral infection)
- Interleukin-2 (medicine used to treat cancer)
- Tacrolimus (for suppression of the immune system)
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, to relieve bone or muscle pains)
- Ledipasvir, sofosbuvir or sofosbuvir, velpatasvir to treat hepatitis C infection
How to Use
- Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
- Take this medicine with food (for example, a meal or a snack), as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
- You have been prescribed Tenvir Tablet for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
- In combination with other medicines, it is used for the treatment of HIV infections.
- Tenvir Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.
- You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
- During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.
If you take more TENVIR
- If you accidentally take too many TENVIR, you may be at increased risk of experiencing possible side effects with this medicine, contact your immediately
If you forget to take TENVIR
- It is important not to miss a dose of TENVIR
- If you miss a dose, work out how long since you should have taken it take it as soon as you can, and then take your next dose at its regular time
If you stop taking TENVIR
- Don’t stop taking TENVIR without your doctor’s advice
- Stopping treatment with TENVIR may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment recommended by your doctor
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them
- Lactic acidosis (excess lactic acid in the blood) marked by deep, rapid breathing, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain
- Diarrhoea, dizziness, rash, feeling weak
- Decrease in phosphate level in the blood
- Headache, feeling tired, feeling bloated, flatulence
- Pain in the abdomen caused by inflammation of the pancreas
- Breakdown of muscle, muscle pain or weakness
- Inflammation of the kidney, passing a lot of urine and feeling thirsty changes to your urine and back pain caused by kidney problems
- Softening of the bones (with bone pain and sometimes resulting in fractures), which may occur due to damage to kidney problem
- Fatty liver
HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?
The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.
Coping with RashThere are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat your skin dry after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure, always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
Coping with NauseaYou can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
- Keep this medicine out of reach of children
- Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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