TENOFOVIR (te NOE fo veer) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat hepatitis B virus and HIV. This medicine is not a cure for hepatitis B or HIV. This medicine can lower, but not fully prevent, the risk of spreading hepatitis B or HIV to others.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
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 -dizziness -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): -cough -headache -tiredness