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Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

What Is Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine (Emtriva) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 925 .) Emtricitabine is also known as FTC. Emtricitabine is also active against hepatitis B. Emtricitabine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This...
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Coviracil (FTC, emtricitabine)

What can you tell us about Coviracil (FTC, emtricitabine) and its role in treating coinfected people. I know its under FDA approval, when should it be approved, how can I get it now,...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
FTC is quite active against HBV, more so than 3TC. However it is not active against 3TC resistant virus either HIV or HBV. It is given once per day which is an advantage too. It is nearing FDA approval so it is not readily available. You can try the... Read more »

Side effects of Emtricitabine - BY

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

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Emtricitabine is generally very well tolerated, and most who take it don't have significant side effects. I share your concern about... Read more »

EMTRICITABINE / LAMIVUDINE

one choose any of them in their first regimen? which one would you prefer, a (tenofovir/lamivudine/efavirenz) or (tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz)? I n one article i found emergence of drug resistance is more with lamivudine (M184V). for ur info,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Emtricitabine may be slightly preferred from HIV standpoint but if more expensive then lamivudine may be a better choice if emtricitabine is... Read more »

Is Tyricten the same as combination Tenofovir & Emtricitabine?

I have been taking Truvada and Nevirapine, my doctor changed me to Tyricten 200/300 and Nevirepine. He said Tyricten was the same as Truvada, and less cheaper.When I got to the chemist with my prescription I was given Nevirepine and combination of...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, Tyrecten is generic Truvada, which is a combination of tenofirvir plus emtricitabine. Your pharmacist gave you the three drugs separately, that is all.... Read more »
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For those on the Atripla regimen

Posted by Pos_in_Thailand
I am giving a URL for a very interesting and complete drug interactions database. If you are on Atripla, and are on or will be needing to take any medication for any reason, you can type it's name in the search and see if there is a known... Read more »

Isentress plus Kaletra

Posted by Danigirl, 2 Replies
Has anyone taken a combination of Isentress and Kaletra? My husbands ID doctor called in this prescription after he had a reaction from the Atripla. We are new at this but I understand that traditionally the two aren't given together. The only... Read more »

Urge segunda opinion

Posted by Edy, 1 Reply
El problema es que me hicieron un genotipo y segun el resultado sali resistente a:
Efavirenz
Nevirapine
Lamivudine
Didanosine
Abacavir
Emtricitabine

Mi doctora me pinto un panarama muy pesimista y medijo que solo tengo una opcion de esquema:... Read more »

Prezista + Norvir + Truvada

Posted by notreadyforthis, 1 Reply
So I took my first dose of meds last night. My doctor started me on this combo:

Prezista (darunavir), two 300mg tabs, plus
Norvir (ritonavir), one 100mg soft gelcap, plus
Truvada (emtricitabine+tenofavir) one 200mg/300mg respectively.

I take this combo... Read more »