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Brand name: Viread TM

Active ingredients: tenofovir disoproxil

What it is used 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.,VIREAD in combination with other antiretroviral agents is indicated for the treatment of HIV-infected adults. VIREAD is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults with evidence of active viral replication and active liver inflammation.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 60 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

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".

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient tenofovir disoproxil

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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