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Descovy (Tenofovir alafenamide + Emtriva)

Type of Drug: Fixed-Dose Combination

Fixed-dose combinations combine the most commonly prescribed doses of more than 1 medication into a single pill.

Approved adult dosing

Tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg + Emtriva 200 mg in a single tablet

one tablet Descovy once a day

  • Daily

    Combivir

    Descovy

Note: Bring a printout of this page to discuss with your doctor during your next visit. List your questions at the bottom of the page.

Notes on taking this medication

  • No food restrictions, can take with or without food
  • Do not take Descovy with Epivir or Viread
  • Descovy can interact with other drugs; consult your medical provider
  • Persons with kidney problems may need an adjustment to their doses of the component drugs, so may not be able to take this combination pill

Same side effects as

Tenofovir alafenamide

  • Gassiness; abdominal discomfort; nausea; diarrhea
  • Kidney impairment
  • Tenofovir alafenamide is active against hepatitis B, and stopping it can cause "flare-up" of hepatitis B

Emtriva

  • Skin discoloration (particularly in dark-skinned people)
  • Emtriva is active against hepatitis B, and stopping it can cause "flare-up" of hepatitis B

See accompanying chart: Tips for Common Side Effects

My doctor's instructions

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