Tafero 25 mg
|Description||Tenofovir Alafenamide 25 mg tablet|
|Generic Name||Tenofovir Alafenamide|
|Manufacturer||Hetero Labs Ltd|
Tafero 25 mg
Tafero containing Tenofovir Alafenamide has been made as a version of tenofovir that is comparatively free of the renal and bone adverse effects associated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. It is used to treat and prevent HIV infection. The medicine has been approved for the treatment of HIV as part of several combination therapies. The active ingredient of the medication is Tenofovir Alafenamide, which belongs to a group of HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). The medicines that come under this category, including Tafero block the activity of an enzyme called reverse transcriptase. By blocking this enzyme, this medicine prevents HIV from multiplying and reduces the amount of HIV in the bloodstream. It may also be prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Uses of Tafero 25 mg
Tafero 25 mg is an antiviral medication used for the treatment of Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It prevents the multiplication of virus in body cells, which in turn stops the deadly virus to spread in the body. This is an antiretroviral which should be used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. The medicine works best when it is taken with meals or just after taking meals. However, taking it before meals does not reduce its effectiveness. It may also be given to patients with chronic hepatitis B virus.
The recommended dose of Tafero is 25 mg daily with food. Patients are less likely to develop renal insufficiency or worsening of the existing renal problem. So, there is no adjustment for renal impairment. However, the treatment should discontinue if the estimated creatinine clearance is <15ml/min. A doctor should perform testing for HIV prior to administration. Patients infected with HIV should not receive Tenofovir Alafenamide monotherapy. Several other tests such as serum creatinine, urine glucose, estimated creatinine clearance, protein, and phosphorus should be tested before and during the HIV therapy. Your doctor will determine the duration of the treatment. In some cases, treatment is required lifelong.
Possible Side Effects of Tafero 25 mg
The most common side effects are sexually transmitted diseases, common cold, diarrhea, and upper respiratory tract infections. Women should not breastfeed their babies since a small amount of Tenofovir Alafenamide may pass into the milk. Furthermore, if the baby is infection-free, he/she may get HIV through breastfeeding. Keep in mind that your doctor will prescribe Tafero 25 mg only when the benefits are greater than the risk. The medicine is safe when it used according to the doctor’s advice. The side effects seen in clinical trials are usually mild and not severe.
Drugs that strongly affect the working of Tafero 25 mg are breast cancer drugs. The HIV drug should not be administered with certain anticonvulsant drugs such as Rifampin or St.John’s wort.
Take Tafero 25 mg with food as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body. Do not drive or indulge in an activity that requires you to alert as your antiviral drug may cause dizziness. Taking Tenofovir Alafenamide doesn’t guarantee you of getting any other infection or illness associated with a viral infection, you may still develop even while taking your antiviral drug. Moreover, you may still pass on this life-threatening virus to others. Avoid sharing needles and personal items that can have blood or other body fluids on them. During the treatment, regular blood tests are needed to monitor liver function.