Truvada 300/200mg (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)
What is Truvada 300/200mg (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) ?
Truvada 300/200mg (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better.
Truvada 300/200mg (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) is a combination medication that contains fixed doses of two medications in one tablet: emtricitabine and tenofovir. Emtricitabine and tenofovir both belong to a class of medications called antiretrovirals, and more specifically nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).
Each blue, capsule-shaped, film-coated tablet debossed with “GILEAD” on one side and “701” on the other contains 200 mg of emtricitabine and 300 mg of tenofovir. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, gluten-free pregelatinized starch, FD&C Blue No. 2, Aluminum Lake, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2910, lactose monohydrate, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.
Side effects of Truvada
the following symptoms become severe or don’t go away:
Anxiety or depression
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Mild itching or skin rash
A change in skin color (especially on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet)
Burning, pain, or tingling in the hands or feet
Changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in the arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, or waist)
Serious Side Effects of Truvada
Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the symptoms listed in the Warnings section above, or any of the following serious side effects:
Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Difficulty swallowing or breathing
Difficult, painful, frequent, or reduced urination
Interactions with other drugs
There may be an interaction between emtricitabine – tenofovir and any of the following:
aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin)
hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors (e.g., ledipasvir, simeprevir, telaprevir)
HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., atazanavir, lopinavir, ritonavir)
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs; e.g., diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen)
other products that contain emtricitabine
How to use Truvada ?
For treating HIV infection, the usual recommended adult dose is 1 tablet by mouth once daily. It should be taken with other anti-HIV medications. Emtricitabine – tenofovir can be taken with or without food.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not, the amount of HIV virus in your blood may increase and the virus may develop resistance to this medication.
For pre-exposure prevention, the usual recommended adult dose is 1 tablet by mouth once daily. Emtricitabine – tenofovir can be taken with or without food. The medication must be taken regularly on a daily basis, not just when you are engaging in high-risk sexual activities.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.