Truvada with 245 mg or 300 mg Tenofovir ?
Aug 7, 2012
In Thailand, Truvada or generic versions contain 300mg Tenofovir. In Europe, Truvada has 245mg Tenofovir.
1) Is 245mg an updated treatment standard ? 2) Does this dosage decrease the likelihood of side effects ? 3) Do you know names of approved generic versions with this dosage combination available in Thailand or available in online pharmacies ? 4) Does this dosage combination work as PrEP, too ?
Thanks for help !
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
The two medications are equivalent. The numbers reflect different ways of counting up the milligrams in the pill, so 300 mg in the US/Europe is the same as 245 mg elsewhere.
Yes, Truvada is approved in the US for PrEP.
Be well, BY
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