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Taking Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Safely

When and How to Take Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir

General considerations for when and how to take efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
     
  • Efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir should be taken on an empty stomach.
     
  • Try to take efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir at the same time every day to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions about taking efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to the drug, thereby making it less effective.
     

Dosage Information for Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir

The dose of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
 

Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Drug Interactions

Efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir can interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir).
 

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