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Emtriva

emtricitabine
Emtricitabine is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body. Emtricitabine is used to treat HIV, the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Emtricitabine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
emtricitabine
DRUG TYPE
NRTIs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do not take Emtriva if you also take other medicines that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine.

Emtricitabine may cause a serious condition called lactic acidosis. Get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea with vomiting, fast or uneven heart rate, dizziness, or feeling very weak or tired.

If you have hepatitis B you may develop liver symptoms after you stop taking emtricitabine, even months after stopping.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Emtriva solution 10 mg/mL
capsule 200 mg

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