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User Reviews for Viread

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Hepatitis B
11 reviews 10 medications
Summary of Viread reviews 7.9 11 reviews

Reviews for Viread

Jesse January 24, 2019

For Hepatitis B "I have hepB since 2006. I started taking Viread since August 2017. Now, the virus is undetectable. I went for a check up last month and all my tests were good. The medication is working very well and no side effects so far. Viread is GREAT so far. Too all my people with HepB hang in there and hopefully, one day we will be cured from this disease."

PM October 20, 2018

For Hepatitis B "HepB carrier. It was noticed in 2018 that virus got active. My ALT & AST were significantly high. In Jan 2018 following were reading ALT : 130 (Range 0-44 IU/L) AST : 66 (Range 0-40 IU/L) Started Vimledy 25 mg every day 1 pill. Initially virus got high and ALT/AST were further elevated. Dr told me to wait further. now I have below reading : Oct 2018 ALT (67) AST (32) So I can see constant improvement with ALT/AST after started with treatement. after 4-5 months of treatment start date, ALT/AST levels were noticed improving. I haven't seen or observed any other side affects. Virus level from DNA (Observations ) Before treatment : 3960964 IU/ml After one month of treatment :325,573 IU/mL After 4 months of treatment : 12,415 IU/mL I think treatment is going in right direction. This medicine should be taken after Dr consultation only"

HowardP · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 26, 2018

For Hepatitis B "Since 2018 the Tenofivir was released at $760./per 30 pills. Viread and Vemlidy each went up to $1000/per 30 pills. My Kaiser deductible is not valid for any of there drugs. Lastly, McKesson will reimburse up to $3600/per year. I'm baffaled and concerned this drug is asking for me to compromise my cash flow and fight for a reimbursement."

Kalsy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 13, 2017

For Hepatitis B "I've taking viread for 8 months now and my viral count has down significantly but side effects are lethargic, stomach discomfort, muscle weakness and the worst is my lower back. I was wondering whether my kidneys can't handle the medication."

Angelo200 November 23, 2016

For Hepatitis B "Was born with Hep B. Now Iam in my early 40. Started the viread in 2007 ( 9 years now)."

mccart October 3, 2015

For Hepatitis B " love it"

Hamton September 23, 2015

For Hepatitis B "I have have been taking Viread 300mg for 14 months now. After 1 month of taking Viread, my DNA count was undetectable. I try to stay physically fit and workout everyday doing various things: weights, run, cardo. When I started taking Viread, I noticed a big decrease in endurance when working out with weights. Even with this side effect, I kept taking the drug and split my workout instead. Recently, I started developing a feeling of nausea and dizziness and feels like it is getting worse and more frequent. I think I have to stop taking the drug. "

Angelina1 February 16, 2015

For Hepatitis B "I have chronic Hepatitis B I believe since I was born. Last several years, I have been very tired to the point I was depressed, my levels were high. My doctor recommended viread. I have been on it since last 2,5 months. I am not sure if it is doing anything or not but at least this winter I am not depressed and I have a normal life. The only thing is my legs and random body parts hurt. I am type of person would not care or realize if I am hurting or not but I am not sure if the medication is related or not. I will get checked soon."

HebB · Taken for 5 to 10 years February 1, 2015

For Hepatitis B "I have been taking Viread for 6 years. My Hep B viral count has remained undetectable for 3 years now. However, I need to continue Viread in order to keep the virus in controlled. I have chronic lower back pain (for 3 years now) that continues to worsen. Exercise and rehab does not help. The pain has gotten to the point where it is affecting my daily living activities and I'm only in my early 20s. I also have very bad insomnia. Hope we will all be Hep B free one day. Will take a miracle, but believing is half the battle."

xemaphore November 22, 2011

For Hepatitis B "I am also very satisfied with Viread. I have a chronic Hepatitis B infection and my HBV-DNA was 103.000.000 in last February. Since almost 9 months I am using Viread and the virus level dropped down to only 20. ALT and AST levels are also now around 21 which I had never seen before in my blood-check paper. I have not faced any major side-effects until now that I can identify physically or mentally. But of course, I am also not sure if there is a change in calcium, zinc, iron levels in my body or if I will face any problem with any other parts of my body. "

filhodovento January 18, 2010

For Hepatitis B "I am doing great with this medicine. I have never had any side effects during the 7 months I have been taking this medication. My viral load went from 248,000,000 to only 160. My ALT levels are normal, and hopefully with enough time, Tenofovir can get rid of the virus. However, I am not sure if there is something else going on, such as calcium loss or any unnoticeable side effect. In conclusion, Viread is a very effective treatment for Chronic HBV with almost no side effects."


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