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Discussing Emtricitabine With Your Healthcare Provider

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking emtricitabine if you have:
 
  • Hepatitis B
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Neutropenia, or any other low blood count or blood disorder
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Emtricitabine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Dosing Information for Emtricitabine

The dose of emtricitabine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Your weight (for children)
  • 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.
 
(Click Emtricitabine Dosing for more information.)
 

Emtricitabine -- HIV Drug Information

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