Hepatitis B Community
TENOFOVIR FOR HBV AND SIDE EFFECTS
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding Hepatitis B. Topics in this forum include but are not limited to, Causes, Diagnosis, Family and Relationships, Living With Hepatitis B, Research Updates, Treatment, Success Stories, Support, Symptoms.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

TENOFOVIR FOR HBV AND SIDE EFFECTS

HBV with DNA of 21,420 copies recorded in May 2010. Tenofovir was prescribed but I got scared when I read about the side effects. I have not started the medication yet because of the fear of the side effect. I am on Lyvomin and Vit. B.
Doctor, what is the way forward?
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Many people have taken it, but no problem seen.
Blank
751470_tn?1268502109
There are no doctors on this forum.

What is "Lyvomin"?

21000 copies/ml is not a good enough reason to start medicating, according to current guidelines. What other tests have you done? Post all the results below.

The side-effects of Tenofovir are not that important. I mean... it is generally safe with most people. What is far more serious is that once you begin treating with it, you cannot stop it safely.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn

any drug has sides but you have to be mart to understand who develops sides, on the contraru you are taking drugs that make damage in your situation, Lyvomin is a useless drug and has no indication on hbv

vitamin B can have sides and in the wrong dose can make liver damage and death...i guess tenofovir cannot kill, so what do you  think vitamin B is a killing drug?
you hae always to consider things in the correct situation, tenofovir has only kidney damage in less than 1% patients and loss of mineral density in maybe less than 1%, your hbv infection makes liver cancer in more than 1% patients, doubles risk of leukemia, i don t remeber the percentage for cirrhosis....
Blank
Avatar_m_tn

in the end entecavir and tenofovir have zero sides effect (percentages like 1% is nothing and all drugs has 1% patients with sides) and one of the most safe drugs in general
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
the the past six months, my tenofovir has been the light blue coloured one. this month am taking the white taplet, am feeling more pain below my ribs. this one is from india. what is the difference. am afraid it is causing damage to my liver that iw hey I am feeling painbelow my right ribs.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn

no difference, pain below liver is common and has no actual meaning, it is usually inflammed liver
just be sure to check kidneys function while on antivirals
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
thanks so much stef 2011, my kidney is working well. just that i have H. plyloric that has to be cured. my previous treatment for H. plyloric failed
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis B Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
stef2011
Italy
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
StephenCastlecrag
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Rome70
Moscow, Russia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
veteranB
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
mustthinkpositive
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
andrey19