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Generic Emtricitabine

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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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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 »

Fatigue, Sore feet and generic Truvada

Hi Robert, I started treatment 7 months ago, on Truvada and efevirans. 3 months in treatment was already undetectable after being on 240 CD and 90000 VL. For this month I have taken the Truvada generic (emtricitabine)with efevirans. I am 24, male...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your symptoms are not signs of treatment resistance. Your HIV specialist will take a more detailed history, perform a physical examination and obtain the appropriate laboratory studies to determine what's going on. You may be experiencing... Read more »

Generic Atripla

I was diagnosed about a year ago. Started on Atripla right away. CD4 went from 410 to 799; viral load from 105,000 to undetectable. Will be losing my Rx insurance and no way I can afford brand name Atripla on my own. I see ads on the Internet for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.There is no generic "Atripla". There is a generic combination of the medications in Atripla (tenofovir, emtricitabine and efavirenz) that are manufactured in India marketed under the name Viraday (and... Read more »

generic HIV meds availibility?

I have been taking Atripla for 2.5 years now and doing well on it. I do have problems sleeping but that is only side effect. Is there any HIV meds available as Generic? Is there a way to find out when Atripla will be available in Generic form? I am...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.In the US and Western Europe, there's no immediate prospect of a generic Atripla. Some of the medications in Atripla (or their equivalent) either are- or will soon be available as generic medications in the US.... Read more »
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Anyone tried Generic?

Posted by crabman, 2 Replies
So we picked up hubby's scripts today. $805.00 for the month. Probably won't be until mid-summer before he gets through the donut hole and enters the catastrophic phase in his Medicare. Meanwhile I need to get back on meds. I'm hoping I can get... Read more »

Free Hiv meds(generic) in Malaysia and Thailand?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone knows what types of drug are available over there? I've done some googling and apparently both Malaysia as well Thailand are dispensing Hiv medications for free over there (generic). Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you allow my advice, stop giving richness to multinational enterprises, and buy generic Viagra. Some time ago I found this pharmacy from India with cheap prices and $10 shipping worldwide.

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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 »