Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is used as the main active component. It belongs to a class of drugs called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor analog of adenosine. It is prescribed to treat HIV and chronic hepatitis B virus in adults. This active component is indicated 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. It contains a tenofovir disoproxil.
Class of Drugs – Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Molecular Formula – C23H34N5O14P
Molecular Weight – 635.5 g/mol
Working: This mentioned medication belongs to a class of drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It is also called a hepatitis B virus reverse transcriptase inhibitor (RTI).
Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate works in the same way for both HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus infections. It blocks the effectiveness of reverse transcriptase, an enzyme required for each virus to make copies of itself. It can decrease the amount of the virus in the blood and increases CD4 cell count. CD4 cells are white blood cells that fight infection.
Uses: This active component is approved with other HIV drugs to control HIV infection. This medication helps to decrease the amount of HIV in the body so the immune system can work better. It lowers the chance of getting HIV complications like new infections, cancer and improves the quality of life. Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor that treats 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.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medicine is available in a popular brand drug as mentioned below:
- Viread: 300 mg
The dosage is based on the medical condition, kidney function, and response to treatment. Do not consume this medicine without consulting the doctor.