Generic equivalents for Viread...What are generics?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, how it is taken, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color), as trademark laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
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Viread 30 300mg Tablets is an antiviral reverse transcriptase inhibitor used for treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines. It is also used to treat chronic hepatitis B infection. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using Viread 30 300mg Tablets provided by your doctor. Viread 30 300mg Tablets comes with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions you may have about Viread 30 300mg Tablets. Viread 30 300mg Tablets may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. If you are also taking didanosine you should take Viread 30 300mg Tablets two hours before or one hour after didanosine. STORE VIREAD 30 300mg TABLETS at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. CONTINUE TO TAKE VIREAD 30 300mg TABLETS even if you feel well. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF VIREAD 30 300mg TABLETS, take it as soon as you remember. If it is within 2 hours of your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. It is important not to miss doses of Viread 30 300mg Tablets. DO NOT TAKE 2 doses at once.
DO NOT USE VIREAD 30 300mg TABLETS IF you are allergic to any ingredient in Viread 30 300mg Tablets. LAB TESTS, including liver and kidney function tests and bone mineral density tests, may be performed while you use Viread 30 300mg Tablets. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. VIREAD 30 300mg TABLETS MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Viread 30 300mg Tablets with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. KEEP A LIST of all the medicines that you take. Make a new list each time medicines are added or stopped. Find out about medicines that should not be taken while you are using Viread 30 300mg Tablets. Be sure that each of your health care providers know all the medicines that you are taking. WHEN YOUR MEDICINE SUPPLY IS LOW, get more from your doctor or pharmacist as soon as you can. Do not stop taking Viread 30 300mg Tablets, even for a short period of time. If you do, the virus may grow resistant to the medicine and become harder to treat. VIREAD 30 300mg TABLETS IS NOT A CURE FOR HIV INFECTION. Patients may still get illnesses and infections associated with HIV. Remain under the care of your doctor. VIREAD 30 300mg TABLETS DOES NOT STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV or HBV to others through blood or sexual contact. Use barrier methods of birth control (eg, condoms) if you have HIV infection. Do not share needles, injection supplies, or items like toothbrushes or razors. IF YOU HAVE HBV INFECTION, you will need close medical follow-up for several months after stopping treatment with Viread 30 300mg Tablets. Follow-up includes medical exams and blood tests to check for HBV infection that could be getting worse. VIREAD 30 300mg TABLETS MAY IMPROVE immune system function. This may reveal hidden infections in some patients. Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms of infection (eg, fever, sore throat, weakness, cough, shortness of breath) after you start Viread 30 300mg Tablets. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR to see if you should take a calcium and vitamin D supplement while you are taking Viread 30 300mg Tablets. CHANGES IN BODY FAT (eg, an increased amount of fat in the upper back, neck, breast, and trunk, and loss of fat from the legs, arms, and face) may occur in some patients taking Viread 30 300mg Tablets. The cause and long-term effects of these changes are unknown. Discuss any concerns with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINES, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Viread 30 300mg Tablets while you are pregnant. It is not known if Viread 30 300mg Tablets is found in breast milk. MOTHERS INFECTED WITH HIV SHOULD NOT BREAST-FEED. There is a risk of passing the HIV infection or Viread 30 300mg Tablets to the baby. Do not breast-feed while taking Viread 30 300mg Tablets.
Viread Side Effects
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking Viread 30 300mg Tablets include abnormal skin sensations; back pain; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; indigestion; loss of appetite; nausea; sleeplessness; sweating; vomiting; weakness; or weight loss. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMMEDIATELY if you experience anxiety; bone pain; chest pain; fever, chills, or sore throat; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); numbness, burning, pain, or tingling in the hands or feet; pneumonia; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; shortness of breath; stomach pain; symptoms of kidney problems (eg, increased or decreased urination, increased thirst); symptoms of lactic acidosis (eg, unusual weakness or tiredness; unusual muscle pain; fast or difficult breathing; stomach pain with nausea and vomiting; feeling cold, especially in the arms and legs; dizziness or lightheadedness; fast or irregular heartbeat); symptoms of liver problems (eg, yellowing of the skin or eyes; dark urine; pale stools; persistent loss of appetite). AN ALLERGIC REACTION to Viread 30 300mg Tablets is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.