What is Tenvir? Tenvir containing the 2 active ingredients tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine is considered a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) type of medication. The medication works by controlling and preventing the HIV cells from multiplying in the body to help the immune system work better. It should be used in combination with other medications to lower the chance of suffering from HIV complications and slowing the progression of the disease from HIV to AIDS. Using more than 1 type of medication can prevent the body from becoming immune to the treatment.
How is Tenvir used? Tenvir is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with plenty of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patient’s kidney function, medication condition and their response to the therapy. The medication can be used to control and treat HIV but cannot be used to cure HIV or AIDS.
Adverse effects Patients using Tenvir may encounter unwanted side effects such as :
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as :
Severe lower back pain
Signs of new infections
Unexplained weight loss
Signs of overactive thyroid
Mental or mood changes
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Tenvir is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.