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Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (Tdf)
Emtricitabine and tenofovir are antiviral medicines that prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body. Emtricitabine and tenofovir is a combination medicine used to treat HIV, the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Emtricitabine and tenofovir is also used in children who weigh between 55 and 77 pounds (25 to 35 kilograms) and who take certain other HIV medications. Emtricitabine and tenofovir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (Tdf)
DRUG TYPE
Hiv

Frequently Asked Questions

Do not take this combination medicine if you also take other medicines that contain emtricitabine, tenofovir, lamivudine, or adefovir.

Truvada PrEP is used to reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV in adults who are HIV-negative. This medicine alone will not protect you from infection with HIV. You must also use safer sex practices and get tested for HIV at least every 3 months.

You may develop lactic acidosis, a dangerous build-up of lactic acid in your blood. Call your doctor or get emergency medical help if you have unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, dizziness, feeling cold, or feeling very weak or tired.

If you've ever had hepatitis B, it may become active or get worse after you stop using emtricitabine and tenofovir. You may need frequent liver function tests for several months.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Truvada Tablet 100-150 Mg133-200 Mg200-300 Mg167-250 Mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Disop Tablet 200-300 Mg
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablet 200-300 Mg100-150 Mg167-250 Mg133-200 Mg

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