What is Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Viread

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See also: Acriptega Truvada

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is an antiviral medication (a reverse transcriptase inhibitor). It is used in combination with other antiviral drugs to treat HIV in persons with AIDS.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 87 25
Hepatitis B 9 2
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 1
Mild 9
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 2
Diarrhea 1
Distal renal tubular acidosis type 1 1
Elevated creatine kinase (CK) level 1
Fatigue 1
Flatulence 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Dosage Patients Percentage
300 mg daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 12
Side effects too severe 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
See all 21 patients who've stopped taking Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Duration

Currently taking Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 25
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Entecavir (Baraclude) 1

Patients stopped taking Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Efavirenz-lamivudine-tenofovir disoproxil (EFV/3TC/TDF) 2
Cobicistat-elvitegravir-emtricitabine-tenofovir disoproxil (Stribild) 1
Entecavir (Baraclude) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

May 10, 2015 (Started Oct 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 20, 2012 (Started Oct 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 10, 2014 (Started Jul 05, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2013 (Started Jul 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I became resistant to this medication, changed to stavudine 40mg 2x daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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