Infectious Disease Compendium

Tenofovir (Viread®)


CrCl Formula

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CrCl > 50: 300 mg po qd.

CrCl 30-49: 300 mg every 48 hr.

CrCl 10-29 mL/min, 300 mg twice weekly.

CrCl 10-29: 300 mg twice weekly.

CrCl < 10:


Peritoneal dialysis:

Important side effects

Asthenia, bone mineral density loss, diarrhea, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, fat redistribution, hepatitis B exacerbation, lactic acidosis/severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, renal impairment, renal failure, Fanconi syndrome.

Important drug interactions

Atazanavir, didanosine, ritonavir.

Protease inhibitors increase nephrotoxicy more than NNRTI's (PubMed).

Rants and Screeds


Treatment of choice

Use for


Don't use for


Nucleotide analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor.