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Truvada Prescribing Information

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Brand name: Truvada Generic name: emtricitabine/tenofovir, or FTC/TDF Class: Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside/nucleotide, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: Gilead Sciences, Inc., , (800) GILEAD-5 (445-3235) AWP: $1,427.09/month Standard Dose: For adults and pediatric patients 12 years or older and weighing more than 77 pounds, one tablet (200 mg...
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Alternatives to Genotype Prescribed Truvada, Rayataz, and Norvir

My physician did a genotype on me for resistance to HAART meds, finding that Sustiva would not be tenable as part of my regimen. Instead my doctor put me on Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir. I am extremely reluctant to take any of them due to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question. This is a common concern due to the way that medication labels are written in the US. Truvada is part of a class of medications called NRTIs (nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors). There are 8 medicines and... Read more »

Why would my doctor prescribe Isentress once a day?

I'm treatment naive, no drug resistance. My doctor and I agreed I should initiate treatment, and we talked about Atripla versus a combination of Isentress/Truvada. We decided to try the latter, and he told me to take both Isentress pills at the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Your doctor is eluding to some data on how the drug works. For many meds the blood level at the lowest point during the day (usually just before the next dose) is the most vulnerable time. This is called the "trough" level. Keeping that... Read more »

Truvada as PEP -- needed?

Dr. Bob:I was just prescribed a 28 day course of PEP by an HIV clinic and am wondering if you think it is necessary.Last night, I topped (with a condom) a man who claims he is negative. Shortly after penetrating him, the condom broke and within...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,To PEP or not to PEP can be a difficult question to answer over the Internet, having only limited information about the potential exposure and risk. However, from the information you provided five seconds of insertive anal exposure due to... Read more »

Sustiva and Truvada/Herbal therapy updates

I was prescribed Paxil for mild anxiety but turned to St. Johns Wort in the last few months because it works so much better for me with no side affects. I have just learned from reading about SJW that it could interact with my Sustiva and Truvada...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'd be very cautious about using St. John's wort and HIV medications, including efavirenz (Sustiva). This is because there is a theoretical (not well studied) interaction between the two that could reduce the levels... Read more »
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Much Needed Information

Posted by LadyLuck, 1 Reply
If someone is HIV positive how many medications are given? And if someone is exposed to HIV in the workplace will they be prescribed HIV meds for 10days with a refill? Read more »

New combined Truvada/Sustiva combination

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Just wondered if anybody knew as to when the above co-formulated combo will be available? I s it this year?
I am starting with Truvada + Sustiva, but as I not keen on taking tablets anyway, I would rather take just 1 tablet instead of 2.
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Atripla vs. Complera vs. Truvada: How to decide?!?

Posted by TheGoodLife, 5 Replies
I've combed over these three drugs and it all runs in circles. I lean toward one then the other. Can any one offer their experience as a reference? Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds?

I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »