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