|Generic Name||Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate / Emtricitabine|
|Manufacturer||Hetero Drugs Ltd, India|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 1.33||US$ 40.0028%US$ 55.50|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 1.33||US$ 80.0028%US$ 111.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 1.00||US$ 90.0046%US$ 166.50|
Tenof FM is combined with other antiviral drugs to treat HIV-1 in adults and children weighing at least 17 kg. It can also be given to at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kg for pre-exposure prophylaxis to lower the risk of HIV-1 infection. HIV-1 is the virus that leads to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, also known as AIDS. Tenof EM contains the prescription medicines Tenofovir Disoproxil fumarate and Emtricitabine. Tenofovir belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor that comes with activity against human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV). Doctors prescribe it as a single 300/200 mg tablet once daily. Emtricitabine is called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, which helps to control HIV infection. Together, they help decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can function better. This further lowers the chance of developing HIV complications (eg-cancer or new infection) and improves the overall quality of life. Tenofovir/Emtricitabine drug should be used in conjunction with safer sex practices for pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infection HIV-1 in adults at high risk.
Tell your doctor before taking Tenof EM if you have liver problems (hepatitis B infection), bone problems, kidney disease or receive kidney dialysis treatment, or have other medical conditions. If you are a female receiving Tenofovir/Emtricitabine to reduce the risk of contracting HIV-1 infection and conceive during the treatment, speak to your doctor if you should keep taking this antiretroviral medicine. You should not breastfeed your baby if you have HIV-1 as there is an increased risk of passing the virus to your baby. Discuss with your doctor the best way to feed your baby. Do not take this HIV medication if you also take other drugs such as:
- medicines that contain tenofovir alafenamide
- medicines which also contains tenofovir and emtricitabine
- medicine containing lamivudine
Tenof EM may interact with other medicines. Especially inform your doctor if you take atazanavir, didanosine, darunavir, ledipasvir with sofusbir, and lopinavir with ritonavir. Your doctor may need to check if you take any of these medicines with Tenof EM.
The combination of Tenofovir and Emtricitabine can cause serious side effects, including:
- New or worse kidney disease, including kidney failure
- Bone problems
- Lactic acidosis, a condition of having too much lactic acid in your bloodstream
- Severe liver problems
The most common side effects of Tenof EM are depression, nausea, tiredness, headaches, dizziness, abnormal dreams, sleeping problems, and rash.
Take Tenof FM 300/200mg the same way your doctor has prescribed. You can take this oral medication with or without food—children prescribed with this combination drug are often given a lower strength tablet than adults. The medicine comes in tablets, and your children should also swallow the whole pill with adequate water. Let your doctor know if your child cannot swallow the tablet whole as they may need an alternative medicine to treat their HIV-1 infection. Your doctor will change the dose based on your adult’s condition and the child’s weight. Tenof EM is usually taken one time a day. Try to take the dose simultaneously each day to keep the medicine’s level constant in the bloodstream. If you have any renal impairment, your doctor may ask you to take this antiretroviral drug less often. If you take this combination medicine to reduce HIV-1, you must also use other methods to reduce your risk of getting HIV. You may be instructed to take this antiretroviral drug every day, not just when you think you have been exposed to HIV-1.