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Viread + Emtriva (Truvada)

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

Viread 300 mg + Emtriva 200 mg in a single tablet

one tablet, once a day

  • Once 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, so may not be able to take this combination pill

Same possible side effects as

Viread

  • Gassiness; abdominal discomfort; nausea; diarrhea
  • Kidney impairment
  • Bone 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

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