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tenofovir disoproxil (Viread)


Generic name: tenofovir disoproxil

Brand names: Viread

Class: Individual NtRTIs (nukes)


Very common: (affecting a least 1 in 10 people): Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, low blood phosphate levels, weakness, rash.

Common (affecting up to 10 in every 100 people): Headache, stomach pains, fatigue, bloating, flatulence, liver problems.

Uncommon (affecting up to 1 in every 100 people): Kidney tubule cell damage, pancreas problems, breakdown of muscle, muscle pain or weakness, decreases of blood levels of potassium, increased creatinine in the blood.


245mg tablet. Take one tablet once daily.


Take with food.

*Last reviewed on 19/12/2016 Next review: 19/12/2019

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