Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet is a combination of antiretroviral medicines that are prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet restricts the growth of HIV in the body and reduces the risk of getting HIV-related complications to improve the lifespan of an individual. The medicine can be taken with or without food and taking it regularly at the same time each day increases its effectiveness. A dose of this medicine should not be missed as doing so can affect your recovery. It is important to complete the full course of the treatment until your doctor advises you to stop. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.
Before starting the treatment with Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet, consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any health condition. They may suggest regular blood tests to check your blood counts, kidney and liver functions, and other health conditions.
BENEFITS OF TAFMUNE EM TABLET
In Treatment of HIV infection
Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet prevents HIV from multiplying in the body. It helps control the infection and makes the immune system work better. This lowers the chances of complications, such as new infections, and improves the quality of life. This medicine is always taken in combination with other antiretroviral medicines.
It is not a cure for HIV infection or AIDS and should not be used to prevent the infection after accidental exposure to risk. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Taking all doses in the right amount at the right times greatly increases the effectiveness of this combination and reduces the chances of HIV infection becoming resistant to antiretroviral medicines. Taking this medicine does not prevent the passing of HIV to other people.
HOW TO USE TAFMUNE EM TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW TAFMUNE EM TABLET WORKS
Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide. They belong to a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Emtricitabine interrupts the virus life cycle by inhibiting a crucial enzyme called HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. Tenofovir alafenamide is converted to tenofovir diphosphate which gets incorporated into viral DNA, resulting in the inhibition of HIV replication.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
INTERACTION WITH DRUGS
- AMPHOTERICIN B
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE TAFMUNE EM TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Tafmune EM
Q. How and when to take Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet?
One tablet of Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet orally once daily with or without food is to be taken by adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older. Always follow your doctor’s instructions while taking this medicine and never self-medicate.
Q. Can a patient with kidney disease take Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet?
No, Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet is not recommended for patients with severe kidney disease (creatinine clearance below 30 mL/minute). Your doctor will be able to give you more information on this.
Q. Can Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet be used to treat hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection?
No, Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet is not approved for the treatment of chronic HBV infection, and the safety and efficacy of the medicine have not been established in patients coinfected with HIV-1 and HBV infection. Thus, patients with HIV-1 will be tested for the presence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) before initiating antiretroviral therapy with Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet.
Q. Does Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet increase the risk of bone disorders?
Yes, $ the name may cause your bones to get weak and brittle. You will be prescribed a bone mineral density test if you have a history of bone fracture or disorders like osteoporosis.
Q. I am experiencing flu-like infections after starting treatment with Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet. Is it due to $ the name?
Yes, you may experience flu infections after taking Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet since your immune system may get stronger and begin to fight infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time. Immediately consult your doctor if you notice any changes in your health.
Q. Can I indulge in sexual activity without using any contraceptive barriers after taking Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet?
No, Tafmune EM 200mg/25mg Tablet will not stop HIV transmission to your partner during sex. Make sure you understand this and practice safe sex, even if your partner also has HIV, by using a latex condom or other barrier methods. Seek advice from your doctor.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.