Tenofovir Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
Using this medicine for a long time may increase your risk of low bone mass. Talk to your doctor about bone health.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue
- bone pain
- breathing problems
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- muscle pain
- nausea, vomiting, unusual upset stomach or stomach pain
- signs and symptoms of kidney injury like trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
- signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-colored stools; loss of appetite; nausea; right upper belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin
- signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or trouble passing urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS like emtricitabine; tenofovir or emtricitabine; rilpivirine; tenofovir or efavirenz; emtricitabine; tenofovir or cobicistat; elvitegravir; emtricitabine; tenofovir
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- ledipasvir; sofosbuvir