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Viread Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Viread is one of the drugs used to fight HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS. HIV attacks the immune system, slowly destroying the body's ability to fight off infection. Viread lowers the amount of HIV in the blood and may help increase the number of T cells, important agents of the immune system that kill microscopic foreign invaders.

Viread Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 300 milligrams and you should be taken once a day with a meal.

Uses of Viread

  • It is used to fight HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Viread

Before taken Viread medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Viread. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Viread:

  • Viread should be used with caution if you have liver disease.
  • If you are a woman, are overweight, have liver disease, or have used Viread for a long time you are more likely to develop this condition. Then you should notify your doctor immediately if you develop any signs of lactic acid buildup, such as shortness of breath, vomiting, and stomach pain.
  • If you have a kidney condition, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Viread with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Viread with the following:

  • Acyclovir
  • Cidofovir
  • Didanosine
  • Ganciclovir
  • Valacyclovir
Overdose

No information on overdose of Viread is available. But after taken Viread if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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