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What If I Miss A Dose Of Emtriva

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Emtriva

Common Name: emtricitabine or FTC Brand Name: Emtriva Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg capsule once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. The dosing needs to be adjusted for people who have decreased kidney function. It is also available as an oral solution; for children 0-3 months the dose is 3 mg per 2.2 lbs....
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If I miss and dose, should I double dose?

I just realized that I missed my morning dose of kaletra (though I took my emtriva and the other one whose name escapes me.) I just took my evening dose of 3. Should I double up on my kaletra (take 3 more now in the evening for a total of 6) or...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
No. If you miss a dose and 12 hours haveelapsed, you should just resume taking the normal dosage.If you missed a dose and discovered the error6 hours after it was due, I would advise you to take the next dose at that moment, and thengradually... Read more »

re: started kaletra

Hi doctor, Yes, i wasn't entirly clear :)I'm on kaletra/emtriva/viread, I haven't missed a single dose. I take 4 kaletra, 1 emtriva, 1 viread each night before sleep (so once daily, i was treatment naive). There's a 4h window in which i take my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello again; thanks for your follow up and kind words.Certainly sounds like you're on a reasonable first-line regimen and are very adequately adherent.With the baseline resistance test, there should be no reason why you won't have a full response. ... Read more »

missed a dose

Dr Young:I ask you this question becaise tiome is of the essence and you are often the fastest one to answer. I just realized that I missed my morning dose of kaletra (though I took my emtriva and the other one whose name escapes me.) I just took...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Kevin-Thanks for your question. There's no right or wrong answer to your question. If this isn't or hasn't been a frequent issue for you, I'd probably just skip the dose and take the three Kaletras in the evening.There is a preliminary study that... Read more »

first labs after starting meds

HiI just got my first labs after 5 weeks of starting meds. My tcells went from 257 to 482. (15.7 to 27.7). My vl went from 205,305 to less than 2000 (1923). I am on Kaltera, Viread and Emtriva. I never missed a single dose--(In fact, by mistake...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Marvelous response and quite typical. Read more »
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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

em-tri-SIT-uh-bean Brand Name: Emtriva Other Name(s): 524W91, FTC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Emtricitabine, also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse... Read more »
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Combo Drug Common Name: emtricitabine and tenofovir DF Brand Name: Truvada Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside/nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside or nucleotide reverse... Read more »
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Combo Drug Common Name: efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil Brand Name: Atripla Class: Dual-class fixed dose combination; single dose regimen -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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