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Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Info

If you have HIV or AIDS, your healthcare provider may prescribe a combination drug called emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada®). As the name implies, this product contains two different medications: emtricitabine (Emtriva®) and tenofovir (Viread®). The two components belong to different classes of HIV drugs, but both work by preventing HIV from multiplying in the body.
 
The medicine comes in tablet form and is taken once daily. It is approved for use in people over the age of 12, and it currently is not available in generic form.
 
Most people have no problems with this medicine; however, it is not right for everyone. Prior to beginning treatment with emtricitabine and tenofovir, inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking and any other medical conditions you have, especially hepatitis B, liver disease, or osteoporosis.
 
(For more info on this medication, including why it is important not to miss any doses, click Emtricitabine and Tenofovir.)
 

Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Info

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