TENVIR EM is indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents (such as non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors or protease inhibitors) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults.
Tenvir EM tablets contain two active ingredients, the antiretrovirals emtricitabine (200mg) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (300mg) and used to treat HIV infection.
Tenvir EM tablets available in a bottle of 30 tablets
Tenvir EM tablets prevent or slow down the ability of HIV to replicate and spread, which keeps the amount virus down to a low level and this results in an increase in CD4 cell numbers, so that the immune system can recover, reducing the risk of disease progression. Tenvir EM tablets contain a combination of two antiretroviral drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, which are only effective against RNA viruses (retroviruses) like Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
HIV impairs the immune system by attacking specific immune cells called CD4+ cells that are involved in fighting infection and this can lead to opportunistic life-threatening infection (infections that would not normally be harmful), including pneumonia, herpes virus infections, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection. Tenvir EM tablets are used combination with other medications that have a different mechanism of action to the components in Tenvir-EM, and are used to treat patients with HIV infection who have either already received treatment with other medications for HIV or as first line therapy for treatment-inexperienced patients.
Tenvir EM tablets are a fixed dose combination treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in adults over age 18. HIV impairs the immune system by attacking specific immune cells called CD4+ cells that are involved in fighting infection and this can lead to opportunistic life-threatening infection (infections that would not normally be harmful); also if too many CD4+ cells are destroyed this can result in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). If too many CD4+ cells are destroyed this can result in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
The two antiretroviral drugs in Tenvir EM tablets each work by inhibiting the action of the viral-specific enzyme reverse transcriptase (RT) which is needed for the virus to be able to replicate. Retroviruses convert RNA to DNA, which is then integrated into the DNA of infected immune cells so that the virus can replicate. The combined action of the two antiretroviral drugs in Tenvir EM tablets prevents the integration of the virus into the DNA of the infected CD4+ immune cell, which inhibits the replication of HIV so that no more virus can be produced and this reduces the viral load (amount of virus). Tenvir EM tablets slow down the replication of HIV within your body but does not kill the virus already incorporated in the CD4+ cells or prevent the spread of the infection to others.