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Do you need a prescription for tenofovir?

Yes, tenofovir is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is tenofovir without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase tenofovir, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for tenofovir in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a tenofovir savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your tenofovir with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a tenofovir coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide tenofovir coupons or FREE tenofovir samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for tenofovir in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much tenofovir?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using tenofovir. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much tenofovir. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic tenofovir?

Generic tenofovir refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of tenofovir

Tenofovir is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

Active ingredient of tenofovir

The active ingredient of tenofovir is tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), a nucleotide analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NtRTI). TDF and tenofovir alafenamide are prodrugs of tenofovir.

US brand name of tenofovir and manufacturer

Tenofovir df is available in the US under various brand names, including Atripla, Viread and Truvada. It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences.

UK brand name of tenofovir and manufacturer

In the UK, tenofovir is available under various brand names, including Viread and Truvada. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for tenofovir

A prescription (Rx) is required for tenofovir in both the US and the UK.

Availability of tenofovir in the UK with NHS prescription

Tenofovir is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by tenofovir

Tenofovir is an antiviral drug, primarily used in patients for the treatment of HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus), helping to strengthen your immune system, or for those who have chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It is classified as a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTIs) that helps to prevent the replication of the virus.

How does tenofovir work?

Tenofovir works by inhibiting the reverse transcriptase enzyme, which is necessary for the replication of HIV and HBV. By blocking this enzyme, tenofovir helps to reduce the viral load and prevent the progression of the infection.

Forms of tenofovir available

Tenofovir is available in the form of oral tablets and oral powder for oral solution.

Dosage of tenofovir

The dosage of tenofovir may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the individual’s response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for tenofovir use

Tenofovir should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken once daily, with or without food. It is important to take tenofovir consistently and continue the prescribed treatment course.

Warnings and precautions for tenofovir

  • Tenofovir may cause renal impairment, including acute kidney injury and Fanconi syndrome. Regular monitoring of kidney function is necessary during treatment
  • It may interact with certain medications, including other antiretroviral drugs and medications that affect renal function. Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, or any other liver problems (such as hepatitis B virus infection (HBV), hepatitis C), or kidney disease before starting treatment
  • Tenofovir may cause lactic acidosis, liver damage or new or worsening kidney problems
  • Your doctor may monitor your bone mineral density if you are at risk of bone loss

Use of tenofovir during pregnancy

The use of tenofovir during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It may be recommended for pregnant individuals with HIV to prevent mother-to-child transmission.

Use of tenofovir while breastfeeding

Tenofovir may pass into breast milk, but the amount is usually low. It is recommended to consult a healthcare provider before using tenofovir while breastfeeding.

Possible side effects of tenofovir

In clinical trials common side effects of tenofovir may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, and tiredness. Prompt medical attention should be sought for any adverse effects.

Interactions with other drugs

Telmisartan may interact with other medications, including adefovir and other drugs used to treat HIV infection such as atazanavir (tenofovir may decrease the effects of atazanavir, so you may need to take ritonavir), emtricitabine, rilpivirine, efavirenz, cobicistat, elvitegravir, and didanosine. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medications, salt substitutes, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential adverse effects and drug interactions.

Similar drugs to tenofovir

Other antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of HIV-1 infection and chronic HBV infection include lamivudine, emtricitabine, and entecavir.


  • FDA Prescribing Information for Tenofovir
  • MHRA product information for Tenofovir
  • WebMD – Tenofovir
  • Drugs.com – Tenofovir
  • NHS UK

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