Tenvir Em Tablet is a medication containing the active ingredients Emtricitabine and Tenofovir. Manufactured by Cipla Ltd., this antiviral medication is designed to manage human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV). The pills are typically blue, oval-shaped, and come in a strip of 30 tablets.
Tenvir Em Tablet is primarily used in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. It may also be used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection when other treatments have proven ineffective or are not tolerated. Tenvir Em is often recommended as part of a regimen of antiretroviral medications to suppress the HIV virus and slow the progression of the disease.
How to Use
The medication should be taken orally, usually once daily, or as directed by your healthcare provider. Tenvir Em can be consumed with or without food. For optimal benefit, it is important to take the medication consistently at approximately the same time each day to maintain a steady level of medicine in your body. You should continue taking this medication as prescribed, even if symptoms disappear or improve, to avoid the risk of virus mutation and medication resistance.
How it Works
Tenvir Em Tablets contain two active ingredients: Emtricitabine and Tenofovir. These substances belong to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). They work by blocking the action of a viral enzyme called reverse transcriptase, which is critical for the HIV virus to reproduce. By preventing this action, Emtricitabine and Tenofovir halt the multiplication and spread of the virus in the body.
The primary benefit of Tenvir Em Tablet is its effectiveness in controlling the growth and spread of the HIV virus. This helps to keep the immune system strong, reduces the risk of HIV-related complications, and improves the quality of life for those living with this condition. The medication can also help prevent the transmission of the HIV virus when used alongside other preventative measures.
Common Side Effects
Common side effects of Tenvir Em Tablet may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, and fatigue. While these are typically mild and often resolve over time, if they persist or worsen, you should seek medical advice. Rare but serious side effects could include kidney problems, liver problems, or lactic acidosis. Always contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience symptoms such as persistent nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dark urine, or yellowing of the eyes/skin.
Dosage and Administration
The typical dose of Tenvir Em is one tablet taken orally once a day. However, the precise dosage and length of treatment will be determined by your healthcare provider based on your individual health condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Do not alter your dose or stop taking the medication without consulting your healthcare provider.
Tenvir Em Tablet should not be used if you are allergic to Emtricitabine or Tenofovir. Pregnant and breastfeeding individuals should use this medication only if clearly needed and after a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits with their healthcare provider. Regular monitoring of kidney function, liver function, and bone health may be necessary while using this medication.
Store Tenvir Em Tablets at room temperature (20-25°C or 68-77°F), away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Do not use this medication beyond its expiration date.