Viraday (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine/Efavirenz)
What is Viraday (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine/Efavirenz) used for?
Viraday tablets are a combination of three different HIV medicines - Tenofovir (Viread), Emtricitabine (Emtriva) and Efavirenz (Sustiva). Viraday should be used to treat retroviruses (RNA viruses). This includes Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Viraday works by slowing replication of the HIV virus by inhibiting reverse transcriptase.
How should I use Viraday (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine/Efavirenz)?
You will usually take one tablet of Viraday each day. It should be taken on an empty stomach. It is recommended to take the tablets late at night, as this can lessen nervous system adverse effects.
What are the side effects of Viraday (Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine/Efavirenz)?
Some temporary side effects may occur when you start taking Viraday. Common side effects of Viraday include:
The most sever adverse reaction associated with Viraday is lactic acidosis. This is where lactic acid builds up in the blood, mostly because of liver damage, liver enlargement or fatty deposits in the liver. It it continues untreated, lactic acidosis can cause liver failure, kidney failure or pancreatits, and even fatality if left untreated.
Viraday is only to be used by adults over the age of 18.
Viraday shouldn't be used if: