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Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) work by being incorporated into the viral DNA, making it ineffective.

Emtriva (emtricitabine)

Usual Dosage
1 capsule once daily

May take with or without food. Take medications the same time each day. Must be taken in combination with other HIV medications. Notify your doctor of all medicines being taken prior to starting Emtriva.

Side Effects to report to your doctor immediately

  • Headache
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Rash
  • May exacerbate chronic Hepatitis B after stopping Emtriva, therefore patients should be tested for Hepatitis B prior to starting Emtriva.
  • Lactic acidosis has been reported in association with this class of drugs

Drug Interactions and Incompatibility

Dosage may need to be adjusted in patients with renal failure.

For more information on Emtriva, click here.

All of your Antiviral Medications must be taken exactly as prescribed, without skipping or altering doses. Please notify you doctor if you have any problems with these or any of your medicines.


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