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General Information on Emtricitabine- Tenofovir

Generic Name : Emtricitabine- Tenofovir

Pronunciation : EM-trye-SYE-ta-been- ten-OF-oh-vir

Latest prescription information about Emtricitabine- Tenofovir. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiretroviral Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Emtricitabine- Tenofovir

India : 

International : 

Truvada

Why is Emtricitabine- Tenofovir Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains 2 reverse transcriptase inhibitors, prescribed for HIV infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older.  

When should Emtricitabine- Tenofovir not to be taken? (Contraindications)

♦It should not be used in individuals with unknown or positive HIV-1 status.

What is the dosage of Emtricitabine- Tenofovir?

One tablet (containing 200 mg of emtricitabine and 300 mg of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) once daily taken orally.

How should Emtricitabine- Tenofovir be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Emtricitabine- Tenofovir?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems, lactic acidosis, liver problems including HBV infection, osteoporosis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or light-headedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

It does not stop spread of HIV infection to others; avoid sexual contact, sharing of needles, injection supplies, or items like toothbrushes or razors during treatment period.

Monitor liver function, kidney function, and bone mineral density regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Emtricitabine- Tenofovir?

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
   General : Injection site reactions, fatigue.
   Infections : Sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infections, throat infection.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, psychiatric disorders, depression, sleeplessness.
   Skin : Rash.

What are the other precautions for Emtricitabine- Tenofovir?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Emtricitabine- Tenofovir?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
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