Important Information on Viread

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of Viread. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Viread Overdose for more information.)

How Should Viread Be Stored?

Viread should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tablets in an airtight container.
Keep Viread and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

It is very important that you not miss Viread doses. If you do not take your Viread as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are having trouble remembering to take your HIV or hepatitis B medications.


Viread tablets come in the following strengths:
  • Viread 150 mg
  • Viread 200 mg
  • Viread 250 mg
  • Viread 300 mg.
An oral powder (to be mixed into soft foods, like yogurt or applesauce) is also available. It contains 40 mg of Viread per 1-gram scoop.

Is There a Generic Version of Viread?

Currently, there are no generic versions of Viread licensed for sale (see Generic Viread).

Viread for HIV/AIDS

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