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Truvada Package Insert

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How to Read a Package Insert

Table of Contents Introduction What Is in the Package Insert Highlights of Prescribing Information Indications and Usage Dosage and Administration Dosage Forms and Strengths Contraindications Warnings and Precautions Adverse Reactions Drug Interactions Use in Specific Populations Overdosage Description Clinical Pharmacology Nonclinical Toxicology References How Supplied/Storage and Handling Patient...
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Truvada: timing, food and storage FOLLOW-UP

Dr. Wohl,Thanks, as always, for your time, and for your recent response to the German patient who wrote with three questions re: Sustiva and Truvada. But you only answered two of the questions! Since I'm also on this regimen, I'm very...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I contacted sources at Gilead Sciences, the makers of Truvada regarding this issue. Officially, the company has to stand by their package insert and recommend that the drug be kept in its container with the lid tight. But, the company has... Read more »

Truvada: timing, food and storage

Dear Sirs, I am about to start my first therapy with Sustiva and Truvada. In the German patient information of Truvada I read that I have to take the tablets with food and so said my doctor. In your site and in the information Gilead gives in its...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Trust me, you can take Truvda with or without food. The package insert approved by the FDA states it clearly.Being late one or two hours should not matter much. Beyond that, I would not venture.DW... Read more »

Truvada+ stocrin

Dear Doctor, I was test pos (CD4 154, VL 49000) on Dec 2008. Started taking 3TC+tenofovir+stocrin from Jan 2009. CD4-358, 372, 322, 398, 358, VL=all undetectable. My doctor asked me to shift it to Truvada+Stocrin once I finish my current medicine...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Since Truvada is the same as tenofovir + FTC (very similar to 3TC), there's no reason why you couldn't simplify your regimen to Truvada + Stocrin (efavirenz, we call it Sustiva here). This, by the way are... Read more »

Thanks on the Reyataz/Truvada Response

Thanks for the great response to my 12/11/06 question about switching from Kaletra/Combivir to Reyataz/Truvada. It was extremely helpful in answering my questions/concerns and brought up important issues that I hadn't considered.As for the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
These data can cause confusion. When looking at these studies it is essential to consider what other drugs were in the mix. For study 888, patients were administered a nucleoside plus a non-nucleoside in addition to Kaletra - that is a combo that... Read more »
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