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Generic name: emtricitabine


Gilead Sciences

What it does:
Helps prevent replication of HIV

Traditional dosage:
One 200 mg capsule or 240 mg of oral solution, once daily.

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Do not use with other drugs containing emtricitabine, such as Atripla, Complera, Truvada, or Stribild.

Side effects:
Most serious: buildup of lactic acid in blood, liver problems, flare-up of hepatitis B after discontinuation
Other: headache, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, depression, insomnia, abnormal dreams, rash, abdominal pain, asthenia, cough, rhinitis

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