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Other Emtricitabine or Tenofovir Medications
In general, this medication should not be combined with other products that contain emtricitabine or tenofovir. Check with your healthcare provider before taking more than one medication that contains emtricitabine or tenofovir.
 
Ganciclovir
Ganciclovir may interfere with the kidneys' ability to remove emtricitabine and tenofovir from the blood. This could lead to increased blood levels of emtricitabine and tenofovir and increased risk of side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Lamivudine
In general, emtricitabine and tenofovir should not be taken with medications that contain lamivudine, since emtricitabine (one of the components) and lamivudine are similar medications.
 
NSAIDs
NSAIDs may interfere with the kidneys' ability to remove tenofovir from the blood. In addition, combining emtricitabine and tenofovir with high doses of an NSAID or with multiple NSAIDs may increase the risk of kidney failure. It's best to check with your healthcare provider before combining emtricitabine and tenofovir with any NSAID, including nonprescription ones.
 
Ribavirin
Combining ribavirin with emtricitabine and tenofovir can increase the risk of serious side effects. In general, this combination of medications should be avoided, if possible.
 
Valacyclovir
Valacyclovir may interfere with the kidneys' ability to remove emtricitabine and tenofovir from the blood. This could lead to increased blood levels of emtricitabine and tenofovir and increased risk of side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
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