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Truvada (Viread + 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.

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Approved adult dosing

Viread 300 mg + Emtriva 200 mg in a single tablet

one tablet, once a day

  • Daily

    Truvada (Viread + Emtriva)

    Truvada

Notes on taking this medication

  • No food restrictions, can take with or without food
  • Do not take Truvada with Epivir
  • Persons with kidney problems may need an adjustment to their doses of the component drugs, and have to take them separately, not as a single pill

Same side effects as

Viread

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

Emtriva

  • Skin discoloration (particularly in dark-skinned people)
  • Headache; diarrhea; nausea
  • 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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