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Brand name: Viread

Viread is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) tenofovir disoproxil. On this page you will find out more about Viread, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tenofovir disoproxil

Information for medicine and pack size:
Viread 300 mg film-coated tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

VIREAD in combination with other antiretroviral agents is indicated for the treatment of HIV-infected adults and paediatric patients 12 years of age and older.,VIREAD is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults (see CLINICAL TRIALS).,VIREAD is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in paediatric patients 12 years of age and older with compensated liver disease and with evidence of immune active disease, i.e. active viral replication, persistently elevated serum ALT levels or evidence of active inflammation.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Light blue, almond-shaped, film-coated tablets, debossed on one side with the markings "GILEAD" and "4331" and on the other side with the marking "300".
Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 60 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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