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Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine)


Updated November 29, 2008

Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine)

Truvada Tablets

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Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NRTI)


A tablet containing 200mg of emtricitabine and 300mg of tenofovir (blue; oval).

Usual Dosage:

One tablet one time a day.

Side Effects to Report to Your Doctor:

  • headaches
  • an increase in blood pressure
  • a general sense of feeling "ill"
  • nausea / vomiting
  • rash
  • loss of appetite
  • an increase in liver enzymes

Special Warning:

This class of drug has been associated with lactic acidosis. If you develop muscle aches and weakness, fatique, or a sense of feeling "ill", notify your doctor immediately.

Lactic acidosis can be fatal. See your doctor immediately if you have the above symptoms

Note: The individual drugs Viread and Emtriva should not be taken in combination with Truvada.

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