Truvada and kidney

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Avatar f tn Dear Docters, I'm currently on PEP and am meant to take 1 Truvada tablet every 24 hours, and 2 Kaletra tablets every 12 hours. I accidentally took a Truvada tablet after 12 hours instead of 24, what should I do?
Avatar f tn If so I would like to know how you are doing with it? and if it is helping your hepatitis b? I have stage 4 kidney disease. My hepitologist just prescribed this med. My labs were not good. He hopes to get the virus under control so I can possibly get a kidney transplant. This would be a kidney from a cadaver donator, someone who had hepatitis b. So I am about to begin my journey. I don't really understand the lab numbers, he said something about 151,000? I am a little confused.
Avatar n tn BUN Creatine 28.3. He has no prior kidney conditions. I know truvada affects kidney function, I was wondering if anyone else has any additional information / options on this. Stopping the Truvada is not an option, and I am afraid to tinker with the dosage fearing a viral spike. I know the kidney function may be a "trade off" and I hate to say that.
Avatar m tn a drug holiday because of the previous meds which made me sick but now I'm on the 3 medications ( reyataz, truvada and norvor). Its been a over three years and so far so good with a healthy diet and exercise and no visible side effects. My cd4's are up and viral load is undetectable. Not sure if it makes a difference at what time of day you take yours meds but I take mine after breakfast.
Avatar m tn I went to health care center today, and explained the situation to doctor I did a rapid test there as control, and which is negative. and then doctor prescribed me Truvada as PEP for a month, and asked me to do a RNA after finish the Truvada. I keep searching "Effectiveness of Truvada alone as PEP" in internet, I am not sure if this is a normal practice for issuing Truvada alone.
Avatar m tn This new drug was approved by the FDA in April and is now avaliable in the USA. Truvada was used for hbv patients with less than optimal response to viread and is considered somewhat more potent and even less resistance prone than viread. Now Gilead has exchanged the 300mg TDF in Truvada with 25mg of TAF, making it well suited for hbv patients with kidney concerns.
Avatar f tn You are correct that Truvada is a combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine, and is generally prescribed for patients with HIV. Being a HBV forum, most of us know very little about Truvada except that it is prescribed off-label for HBV by some doctors, and that it is recommended for HBV patients who develop resistance to Tenofovir.
Avatar f tn My Dr is really concern and constantly doing blood work on me. I'm about to get a kidney and hiv panel. I've been researching online and it says viread can increase liver enzymes and eventually people have to switch to a new med. my question : what other meds out there like viread and can viread increaSe my liver enzymes. Thank you!!!
Avatar n tn Rarely but people do show some side effects and risk liver and kidney damage. As I said it is used as HIV medication, depend on type of medication given. Pep is expensive and if it it subsidised, you are using up resources which is meant for people who have had REAL exposure. Now I assume you next question is whether to stop PEP. To start and to stop PEP, is a major decision which a doctor an a patient take after a personal face to face evaluation. Best you speak to him.
Avatar m tn They include headache, nausea, vomiting, rash and loss of appetite. In some people, tenofovir can increase creatinine and transaminases. These are enzymes related to the kidneys and liver. High levels can indicate damage to these organs. Tenofovir can reduce bone mineral density (see fact sheet 557). Calcium or vitamin D supplements may be helpful. This is especially true for people with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Avatar m tn While on it I also had the expense of monitoring kidney and liver function with blood tests at the beginning and 2 and 4 weeks. Geez, I am guessing this whole debacle will cost me over $2,000 by the end, plus major time googling and stress and anxiety. Thanks again all and have a great weekend!
794091 tn?1264989939 which is AZT and 3TC Truvada : which is Viread and Emtriva (which is almost identical to 3TC and should not be taken together) Viread : which is already in the Truvada! Prezista : which is a PI that MUST be taken with Norvir which you aren't on! Taking Peezista without Norvir isn't very effective since the norvir is really the drug that makes the prezista stronger and to go without Norvir increases the chances of resistance.
Avatar f tn Now question, they didn't run kidney function test. I keep reading the side effects on ENT and TDF, and it says about renal failure, and life threatening. She tells me my liver function looks fine. This doctor is incompetent and I don't want to make the wrong decision and regret later. But running out of time to start meds if needed.
Avatar m tn I was helping a person that sliped in the snow a few weeks ago on my way to get a sandwich I noticed my eyes were tearing so I started to wipe my eye and later noticed there was blood on my hand and face so I thought I must have gotten in my eye I was given pep to help have been taking isentress and truvada given from id department in New York Metropolitan Hospital
Avatar m tn Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a new formulation that reaches higher levels in cells but allows for lower dosing, was as effective as the current tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) formulation but had less impact on markers of kidney function and bone turnover, researchers reported at the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2013) this week in Denver.
Avatar f tn I will seek a doctor in a week and a half to take a kidney and liver test to assess the impact of the medication on my body. Please, please, tell me that none of the above suggest STI infection. I'm... I'm really terrified... I know my odds are good, but I just can't help myself... I feel like I'm going to die, like I have a death sentence hanging over my head... I just don't know how I'm going to survive the next two months...
Avatar f tn I dont want to do long-term damage to my body if I was not at significant risk. The Doctor did take kidney and liver tests and those came back normal. Is the window period around 6 months after I finish the PeP course? I have insurance, so the cost was not meaningful to me. However I did ask the pharmacy what the out of pocket cost would be, and they said $2700! I am really conflicted if I should continue the meds or not.
Avatar m tn The kidneys are normal. The right kidney measures 10cm and the left kidney measure 9.8cm in length. The pancreas is partly obscured by bowel gas. The visualized portion of pancreas is unremarkable. The spleen, gallbladder and para-arotic are are normal. The spleen measure 10cm in length. The common bile duct and intraheptic bile ducts are not dilated. The common bile dict measure 0.3cm in diameter.
Avatar n tn My doctor suggests that I participate in the drug trial of Tenefovir (Viread) versus Tenofovir in combination with Emtricitibine (Truvada). I have chronic Hepatitis B and Lamivudine resistance last year. He gave me a document to read and I did a bit of research on internet on the side effect. My concern is the side effect especially on Kidney. Could you give me some advice if I should participate in the drug trial or stay with my current medicine Hepsera.
Avatar m tn maybe my question was not clear,.. should I be worried about these muscle pains in my legs and the pain in my back or does liver and kidney problems take much longer to set in that just a month. as you can see from my pic im real about this.
Avatar m tn I rushed to the emergency room and was put on truvada and aluvia. After I am on them for 28 days is it likely that the side effects will stop or will they become permanent? How often doe they become permanent?
Avatar n tn About 30 hours after this incident I initiated a PEP cosisting of Truvada and Kaletra. I experienced severe nausea, vomitting and diarrhee. Kaletra was then replaced by Isentress, which I tolerated much better at first. At day 14 the nausea again set in and got worse the next day. I omitted two doses of Truvada (I continued to take Isentress) and now feel a bit better. Lab results at day 3 and day 12 revealed elevated liver enzymes (AST/ALT both around 100).
Avatar m tn I cant believe I just got over a scare and now this! My pep meds are Truvada and Isentress. The docotor said these were the best drugs with the least side effects but after reading things online the side effects sound like thiese drugs can really screw me up? Is anyone familiar with these - does everyone have these side effects? Are these drugs as damaging as HIV and should I stay on them? Is there any chance of me living through this??
446474 tn?1446351282 The Food and Drug Administration has given the first OK for a drug to prevent HIV infection. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The daily pill Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, combines two medicines that inhibit the reproduction of HIV.
Avatar m tn Tenofovir is potent buy after reading the side effect, it's kinda scary.. About the kidney toxicity and reduction in bone mineral density.. sounds like your bone will crack easier... Well I got Baraclude from Malaysia and it seems to be quite reasonable..
Avatar m tn The antiretroviral regimen used in PEP is used to treat AIDS . And bro you know better then me of AIDS.
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Avatar m tn he said, quite adamantly, adding he is strongly 100 percent against me taking it, but still prescribed it for me. I'm almost done with Day 2 of Truvada and AZT and am just tired, no other side effects yet. I begin Combivir + Viread on Monday, and am a bit worried the side effects will become harder to deal with considering I'm taking AZT now once twice a day and Monday I switch to 3 times twice a day. I have a panic and anxiety disorder. I have a therapist and set up a meeting with her.
Avatar m tn creatinine clearance by 24hrs urine collection once a year blood creratinine every 3 months blood Phosphorus every 3 months blood calcium every 3 months checked creatinine/microalbumine ratio once in 3 years i prevent damage by fibroguard and keeping urine ph around 7 and when lowers to 6 or 6.
Avatar m tn I'be switched medication a few times, from viread to truvada and back and forth a few time due to unknown reason of elevated alt, dr. always want a 2month blood report to make sure kidney and other organs are ok.