Positively Aware Viread


TDF tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Recommended as a component of initial regimen for most people
Nucleoside "Nuke"

Standard Dose

One 300 mg tablet once daily, without regard to food. Must be taken in combination with another antiretroviral(s).

For adults and children at least 2 years old weighing at least 21 pounds (10 kg). Viread tablets are also available in the following dosages: 150 mg, 200 mg, and 250 mg tablets, and oral powder (40 mg/g in 60 g packets). Viread tablets can be dissolved in water, grape juice, or orange juice with minor stirring and pressure from a spoon. In children, Viread dose is based on body weight. See package insert for specific weight-based dosing.

Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer to the time of your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for adults and children with decreased kidney function (for creatinine clearance, or CrCl, less than 50 mL/min). See package insert for guidance on dosing in the setting of kidney impairment. FDA approved for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) in people 12 years and older weighing at least 77 pounds (35 kg).
  • Generic available.
  • See package insert for more complete information on potential side effects and interactions.


Gilead Sciences, Inc.
(800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235)


300 mg tablets: $1,504.20/month
generic 300 mg tablets: $1,215.94/month

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