Uses of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets:
It is used to treat HIV infection.
It is used to treat hepatitis B infection.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets?
If you have an allergy to tenofovir or any other part of this medicine (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets).
If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you are taking another drug that has the same drug in it.
If you are taking adefovir.
If you are taking any drugs that can raise the chance of kidney problems. There are many drugs that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this medicine.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets?
For all uses of this medicine (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets):
Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
Bone problems like bone pain, soft bones, and thin bones have happened with this medicine (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets). This may lead to broken bones. You may need to have a test to check your bones. Talk with your doctor.
Take calcium and vitamin D as you were told by your doctor.
Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
This medicine does not stop the spread of diseases like HIV or hepatitis that are passed through blood or having sex. Do not have any kind of sex without using a latex or polyurethane condom. Do not share needles or other things like toothbrushes or razors. Talk with your doctor.
This medicine may rarely cause swollen liver and an acid health problem in the blood. This may be deadly in some cases. The chance may be higher in women, in overweight people, and in people who have taken drugs like this one for a long time. Talk with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant.
Treating HIV infection:
This medicine is not a cure for HIV. Stay under the care of your doctor.
Hepatitis B testing needs to be done as you were told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
If giving to your child, the dose of this medicine (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets) may need to be changed as your child's weight changes. Have your child's weight checked often. Talk with the doctor before changing your child's dose.
Hepatitis B infection:
This medicine is not a cure for hepatitis infection. Stay under the care of your doctor.
You will need to have an HIV test as you were told by your doctor. Talk with your doctor.
How is this medicine (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets) best taken?
Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
Take this medicine (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets) at the same time of day.
It is important that you do not miss or skip a dose of this medicine during treatment.
Keep taking this medicine (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
Take with or without food.