Q1. What is Tenof-EM (Emtricitabine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)?
Ans. Tenof-EM is a combination of two antiretroviral medicines: Emtricitabine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. This medication is used in the treatment of HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It helps to reduce the amount of HIV in your body.
Q2. How to take this medicine?
Ans. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water and take it regularly at the same time every day. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects.
Q3. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Tenof-EM tablet, contact your doctor immediately. Do not stop or change your dosing schedule without taking suggestions from your doctor.
Q4. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. Do not use Tenof-EM tablets if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This medication can cause harm to the unborn baby.
Q5. How does Tenof-EM (Emtricitabine + Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) work?
Ans. Tenof-EM tablet belongs to a group of two antiretrovirals medications. It prevents them from multiplying and reducing the amount of virus from the body. This tablet also increases the count of CD4 cells (white blood cells that protect against infection) in your blood.
Q6. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep it away from direct heat and light. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details regarding the Tenof-EM (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.)
Q7. What are the warnings and precautions?
Ans. Before starting treatment with a Tenof-EM tablet, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history.
- Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.
- Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to Emtricitabine and Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.
- Tenof-EM tablets also increase the risk of lactic acidosis.
- Close monitoring of body weight and body fat distribution is required during treatment with this medication.
Q8. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. Tenof-EM tablets may cause dizziness in some patients. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms of dizziness because it may affect your ability to drive.
Q9. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- fatigue, dizziness, nausea, headache, abdominal pain, pale skin, allergic reaction, chest pain, fever, etc.
Q10. What should I avoid while receiving this medication?
Ans. Avoid contact with people who have infections. Follow your doctor’s instructions and restrictions about any food and other activities.