Interaction Details

There were no interactions found between Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Kudzu. This does not mean the potential for an interaction does not exist, however. There is often a lack of studies and data surrounding traditional medicine, especially concerning drug interactions, so it is important to always consult your provider before making any changes to your medication regimen.

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Kudzu Overview

Kudzu Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) is a climbing vine native to Southeast Asia. It is known for its ability to grow rapidly and is considered an invasive species in some areas because it can overtake and smother native vegetation. Kudzu has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is known as "ge gen." It is believed to have a number of medicinal properties, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and cholesterol-lowering effects. Some studies have suggested that it may be helpful in reducing blood pressure and improving blood flow to the brain. Additionally, as a dietary supplement, it is often marketed for liver health and there is some evidence to suggest that kudzu may have potential benefits for people with alcoholism by helping to reduce alcohol cravings.
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Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Overview

  • Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (DF) (Viread) is used along with other medications to treat HIV infection in adults and children 2 years of age and older weighing 22 pounds (10 kilograms) or more. Tenofovir DF is also used to treat chronic (long term) HBV in adults and children 2 years of age and older weighing 22 pounds (10 kilograms) or more. Tenofovir alafenamide (AF) (Vemlidy) is used to treat chronic (long term) HBV in adults and children 12 years of age and older who have stable liver disease. Tenofovir is in a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by decreasing the amount of HIV and HBV in the blood. Although tenofovir will not cure HIV, it may decrease your chance of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV-related illnesses such as serious infections or cancer. Taking these medications along with practicing safer sex and making other lifestyle changes may decrease the risk of transmitting the HIV virus to other people. Tenofovir will not cure hepatitis B and may not prevent complications of chronic hepatitis B such as cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Tenofovir may not prevent the spread of hepatitis B to other people.

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Kudzu - More Interactions

Kudzu interacts with 553 drugs

Interaction Rating Key

These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.

Major The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.
Moderate Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.
Minor Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.
Unknown No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.

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