What Are The Uses Of Tenofovir?
Tenofovir is popularly used along with other antiviral drugs for the management of chronic hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS.
Tenofovir can be used for HIV prevention in people who are at high risk of infection. It decrease the risk significantly. Moreover, in HIV positive people Tenofovir significantly reduce the progression of HIV positive state to AIDS.
What Are The Side Effects Of Tenofovir?
Tenofovir is usually well tolerated. However, in some cases it may cause:
- Lactic acidosis (accumulation of lactic acid in the blood). The risk of getting lactic acidosis is high in women and obese people.
- Nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness
What Are The Contraindications Of Tenofovir?
Consultation with doctor is necessary before taking Tenofovir in below mentioned medical conditions.
- Lactic acidosis
- Low amount of phosphate in the blood
- Softening of Bones
- Enlarged fatty liver
- Acute renal failure