What is the Best Alternative to Tenofovir Alafenamide in Ayurveda?

What is Tenofovir Alafenamide?

Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) is an antiviral drug that falls under the drug class called Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs). This drug is prescribed for adult patients with chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection, along with liver disease (1).

Dosage Forms: Tablets (5)

Route of Administration: Oral (5)

Brand Names: Vemlidy

What is Hepatitis B infection?

Hepatitis B infection is a fatal liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). It is a major global health problem. It can cause chronic liver infection and later lead to liver cirrhosis or liver cancer.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver disorder. If you will not treat it properly it gives rise to various complications like liver cirrhosis and ascites.

There is a direct reference for it in our classics which goes as:

Classical Reference of Hepatitis B

(Reference: Ashtang Hridaya Nidan Sthan// chapter-12 // shloka no. – 28)

Symptoms

Most people, who are newly infected do not experience symptoms, but those who had an acute illness for several weeks have the following symptoms:

  1. Yellowing of the eyes and skin
  2. Dark urine
  3. Excessive fatigue
  4. Nausea
  5. Vomiting
  6. Abdominal pain

Causes

This infection is caused by the Hepatitis B Virus. But there are some factors that can lead to the development of this infection such as:

  1. It can be passed by blood, semen, saliva and vaginal discharge when you have unprotected sex with someone who is infected with Hepatitis B Virus infection.
  2. It can spread by sharing syringes and needles or you may accidentally come into contact with infected blood.
  3. It can also be passed by pregnant women during childbirth, but there are also vaccines to prevent it.

What is the Use of Tenofovir Alafenamide in Hepatitis B infection?

As we discussed earlier, Tenofovir Alafenamide is an antiviral drug that works against the Hepatitis B Virus (2). In patients with Hepatitis B infection, it controls infection by inhibiting the multiplication of this virus (3). But, it causes many side effects also, there are various warnings and precautions to be considered while using Tenofovir Alafenamide. If you stop taking this medicine immediately, it can worsen Hepatitis B infection (3). During treatment with Tenofovir Alafenamide, women should avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding. It may also increase the level of ALT (a liver enzyme) in the blood which indicates liver problems.

What are the Side Effects of Tenofovir Alafenamide?

Tenofovir Alafenamide has various side effects. (3)

General Side Effects

  1. Headache
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Dizziness
  5. Abdominal pain
  6. Joint pain
  7. Rashes
  8. Itchiness
  9. Feeling bloated
  10. Flatulence
  11. Tiredness

Rare Side Effects

  1. Swelling of face, tongue, lips, or throat
  2. Hives

What is the Best Alternative Treatment to Tenofovir Alafenamide in Ayurveda?

Since ancient times Ayurveda is offering natural remedies for any disease without any side effects. There are many efficient natural herbs that treat illness and related symptoms.

Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal formulation for Hepatitis B infection named Liver Care Pack (Echinacea Capsules, Yakrit Plihantak Churna, Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules, Liver Detox Capsules) which is considered as the best alternative to Tenofovir Alafenamide in Ayurveda.

The herbal formulations, included in this pack contains pure herbs without any chemicals and preservatives. They are effective, safe to use and do not produce any side effects like Tenofovir Alafenamide.

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Product Description

1. Indian Echinacea Capsules

Indian Echinacea Capsules are prepared by using herb Indian Echinacea. Indian Echinacea is a well-known herb for its antiretroviral activity. It effectively works on the growth of viruses by inactivating the reverse transcriptase. Therefore, the use of Echinacea capsules prevents the multiplications of Hepatitis B, herpes and influenza viruses. This herb possesses antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. It improves the functioning of the immune system which helps the body fight infections such as tonsillitis, skin inflammations, cough, etc. Echinacea capsules are effective in controlling Hepatitis B infections naturally without any side effects.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

Yakrit Plihantak Churna is a combination of various herbs such as Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus Niruri), Katuki (Picrorhiza Kurrao), Makoy (Solanum Indicum), Punarnava (Boerrhavia Diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis Paniculata), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), Kaasni (Cichorium Intybus), and Bhringraj (Eclipta alba). These herbs act synergistically and eliminate harmful toxins from the liver and help in treating fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, jaundice, impairment due to viral infections, alcohol, and enhances the production of bile juices. Hence, it is the best alternative to Tenofovir Alafenamide in Ayurveda.

Dosage: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice a day, with plain water after meals.

3. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules

These capsules are formulated by adding the standardized herb, Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus Niruri). It has excellent effects on liver malfunctioning caused by the Hepatitis B virus. These capsules have an anti-viral activity that inhabits the growth of the virus and maintain the normal functioning of the liver.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

4. Liver Detox Formula

Liver Detox Formula of Planet Ayurveda are prepared out of many ingredients such as Punarnava (Boerrhavia Diffusa), Katuki (Picrorrhiza Kurrao), Kalmegh (Andrographis Paniculata), Jhavuka (Tamarix Galluca), Makoy (Solanum Nigrum), Himsra (Capparis Spinosa), Biranjasipha (Achillea Millefolium-Yarrow), Kasni (Cichorium Intybus), and Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula). It manages the production of hormones in the liver. These capsules maintain the healthy functioning of the liver. Thus, it is also considered as the best alternative to Tenofovir Alafenamide in Ayurveda because it efficiently treats the Hepatitis B infection.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

Conclusion

Therefore, it has been concluded from the above information that Planet Ayurveda’s Liver Care Pack is used for Tenofovir Alafenamide for the treatment of Hepatitis B as it does not give any kind of side effects and also shows other effective results in the body.

Reference

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30120841
  2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/208464s007lbl.pdf
  3. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2314.pdf
  4. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/drugs/514/tenofovir-alafenamide/0/patient
  5. https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09299
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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