Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Description
  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is an antiviral drug
  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is precribed for the treatment of viral infections like HIV in combination with other drugs, Hepatitis B and in liver inflammation. 
  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains Tenofovir Disoproxil.
  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth) with or without food.
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Type

Tablet

Feature

300mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Tenofovir Disoproxil

Composition

Tenofovir Disoproxil 300 mg

Brand

PharmEvo

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is grouped in the chemical family known as antivirals.This particular drug is prescribed to patients diagnosed with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or to patients who are at a high risk of contracting HIV.It is imperative to know that Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S doesn’t treat or eliminate the virus but removes the risk of spreading the virus by making it so that HIV positive patients can’t transfer it to any of their loved ones and therefore lead longer,healthier and happier lives and are protected from complications that the virus usually has on the human body.

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S may also be prescribed for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B.Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to patients aged 2 years and above as well as to expectant mothers who are positive for HIV.Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used separately or in combination with other antiviral drugs.Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase that works by reducing the frequency of viral replication in the human body.

Dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient’s medical needs,age,weight and any adverse effects experienced by the patient.Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor.It is advised to not stop ingesting Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S without consulting a doctor as that may lead to experiencing the negative effects of HIV.

Side effects such as dizziness,headaches or stomach problems may be felt at the start of treatment with Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S,these adverse effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days time.While undergoing treatment with Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S,the physician may ask the patient to get certain lab work done periodically to monitor the effects of the drug on the patient’s body and monitor the patient’s blood pressure,liver enzyme levels and kidney function.Accordingly the physician may change the dosage of the drug prescribed.

Indications

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Chronic Hepatitis B

How Does Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work

 Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by interrupting the replication process of HIV which requires the human DNA to replicate and increase in number.

How To Use Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is meant to be ingested orally (by mouth) with or without food.Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S ought to be ingested whole if patients are unable to swallow the tablet or use the drug in its powder form.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects. If this happens very often, try setting an alarm as a reminder.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet a day is commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above

Child Dosage

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to patients aged 2 years and older.The dosage for each individual is based on their weight and age.

Elderly Dosage 

Elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems,a lowered dose of Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is deemed safe to be prescribed to pregnant women if and when absolutely necessary.Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested under the care of a doctor who might alter the dosage depending on each individual’s needs.It is advised that women diagnosed as positive for HIV,do not breastfeed as the virus may be passed through milk to the infant.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe heart illnesses
  • Moderate to severe kidney illnesses
  • Moderate to severe liver illnesses 
  • Osteomalacia 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Other substance abuse 
  • Pancreatitis 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Mild to Moderate heart illnesses
  • Mild to Moderate kidney illnesses
  • Mild to Moderate liver illnesses 
  • Pregnant women
  • Infants 
  • Acute Hepatitis infections 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Other antiviral drugs 
  • Oral contraceptives 
  • Certain multivitamins 
  • Herbal medicines 
  • Aminoglycosides (eg, Amikacin)
  • Other HIV treatment drugs (eg,Diadnosine)
  • Amphotericin B 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach problems 
  • Skin rash 
  • Abdominal cramps 
  • Fatigue

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Allergic reaction
  • Decrease in urine (impairment of kidneys)
  • Raised liver enzymes (impairment of liver)
  • Pain in the bones and joints  (due to bone loss)
  • Extreme weakness (due to bone loss)

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream.Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by rash.An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.

Key Facts About Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to treat HIV  
  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to be taken once daily
  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years 
  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S may cause headaches,dizziness and stomach problems
  • Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S may interfere with oral contraceptives 

FAQs

#1.HOW TO STORE Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.CAN I TAKE Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is deemed safe to be prescribed to pregnant women if and when absolutely necessary.

#3.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#4.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#5.HOW IS Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is meant to be ingested orally (by mouth) with or without food.Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S ought to be ingested whole if patients are unable to swallow the tablet or use the drug in its powder form.

#6.WILL Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#7.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Stomach problems 
  • Skin rash 
  • Abdominal cramps 
  • Fatigue

#8.WILL Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#9.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically along with a DEXA scan to monitor bone density.

#10.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

#11.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively  interact with Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#12.CAN Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#13.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

Tenova 300mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a long term treatment drug and may be prescribed to be ingested for the remainder of a patient’s life or as advised by a doctor.