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Side Effects Of Emtricitabine

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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, and the nature/task of this drug.And how long...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...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 Read more »

severe shaking 2 wks on meds

my husband just switched to truvada 2 wks ago, this morning and last evening his hands began... Read more »

Sustiva+Truvada

Dear Doctor Young,A few weeks ago I asked you a question about new side effects (light peripheral... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

...blood pressure, or a general sense of feeling ill. These side effects usually get better or disappear over time. The most common side effects of emtricitabine are headache, diarrhea, nausea, and rash. Levels of lactic acid in the blood (lactic... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you more carefully for side effects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

... What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Performs Better Than Abacavir/Lamivudine in Subgroup of Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Individuals

...unclear which of two commonly used drug combinations is safer and more effective: abacavir plus lamivudine or tenofovir plus emtricitabine. Now, the first published results of a study known as A5202 indicate that the tenofovir + emtricitabine... Read more »
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Hey folks - Bummed out and need your help!

Posted by RayZ, 3 Replies
...have to take...and you know how it goes. Now, I will be taking INTELENCE 120, VIREAD, NORVIR and PREZISTA. The problem - side effects. After ALL these years, I have NEVER read the side-effect labels. This time I did and had a big time meltdown.... Read more »

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Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

New to all this... from England

Posted by Jeeves01, 7 Replies
Hello to everyone. I have just been diagnosed with the following labs: CD4 count - 34 / Viral load - 572,000 I am obviously concerned, but want to be as well informed as I possibly can be. Is there anyone else out there who, like myself, was a... Read more »