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Is it safe for my husband to drink wine when taking Viread?

No, it is not safe for your husband to drink wine or any other kind of alcohol when taking the antiviral medication Viread (also known as tenofovir). Drinking alcohol while taking Viread may increase his risk of getting liver damage. Call your husband's doctor right away if he has any of these symptoms of liver problems: 
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • fever
  • loss of appetite
  • dark urine
  • clay-colored stools
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes

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