Viread is a medicinal drug used to treat HIV and AIDS infection. This medicine contains an active ingredient Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate, which is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. This medication is manufactured on the trusted pharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, Inc. This leading company offers this medicine in a conventional tablet form in a dosage of 300 mg.
Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Active Ingredient: Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is the main active component of this medicine. It is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor analog of adenosine. This active ingredient is intended to treat HIV and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) in adults. It is a fumarate salt prepared from equimolar amounts of tenofovir disoproxil and fumaric acid. It can be used in combination therapy for the treatment of HIV infection. It plays the role of a prodrug, an HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitor and an antiviral drug.
Indications: Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate composed medicine is indicated with other HIV drugs to help control HIV infection. This active ingredient helps to reduce the amount of HIV in the body so the immune system can work better. Viread lowers the risk of getting HIV complications like new infections, cancer and improves the quality of life.
This drug is also indicated to treat a certain type of liver infection called chronic hepatitis B infection. It decreases the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body by interfering with virus growth.
Action Mechanism: This medication helps to reduce the amount of HIV in the body so the immune system can work better. Viread belongs to a group of drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that works by restricting the further growth of the HIV virus in the body.
Dosages: This medication is made available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 300 mg: This medicine should be taken orally with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once daily
Note: Always use an effective barrier method such as latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams during all sexual activity while treating with this medicine.