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Generic name: emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Truvada

Maker:
Gilead Sciences

What it does:

Helps prevent replication of HIV

Traditional dosage:

For HIV Treatment: One tablet, containing 200 mg of emtricitabine and 300 mg of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Once daily for adults and children weighing at least 17 kg, with or without food. Always used in combination with other HIV medications.
For HIV Prevention: One tablet once daily taken orally with or without food. Must be paired with regular HIV tests and safer sex practices.

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Do not take with Hepsera, Atripla, Combivir, Complera, Descovy, Emtriva, Epivir or Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Genvoya, Stribild, Trizivir, or Viread. You may need to adjust dosage if also taking Videx, Reyataz, or Kaletra. If you have had kidney problems or take other drugs that can cause kidney problems, have regular blood tests.

Side effects:
Most serious: buildup of lactic acid in blood, serious liver problems, flare-up of hep B, kidney problems, thinning bones, changes in body fat, inflammation
Other: diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, abnormal dreams, sleeping problems, rash, depression, pain, weakness, skin discoloration, headache, abdominal pain, weight loss

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