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Side effects of Emtricitabine - BY
Oct 13, 2000

Although i do not have HIV, i'm a Hep B carrier, and i do know Emtricitabine is a drug that can be used for both (?)

I would really want to know the known side effects of those who consume emtricitabine, and the nature/task of this drug.

And how long does the drug remain in the blood, if i should consume it for a period of ..say 1 year(daily), would i possibly suffer from chronic side effects like migraine...gastric problems etc. etc...

Response from Dr. Young

Emtricitabine is generally very well tolerated, and most who take it don't have significant side effects. I share your concern about long term side effects and complications; since the drug is still in development, we really cannot yet predict these.

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Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.



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