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Common Reactions to Emtricitabine/Rilpivirine/Tenofovir

Common Side Effects

Emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir (or rather, the same combination of medications contained in emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir) has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received the emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir combination of HIV medications, while another group was given a different combination. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the other combination.
In these studies, the most common emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir side effects included:
Other common side effects (each occurring in 1 percent of people) included:
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Abnormal dreams
  • A rash.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Emtricitabine/Rilpivirine/Tenofovir Information

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