Getting A Prescription For Truvada

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An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...headache, rash, and skin discoloration. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. Clinical Trials Click here to search for trials that use Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. Manufacturer...
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missed day 2 of Truvada

Thanks Dr. Young. I asked the question regarding the Truvada/Combivir pep. This was prescribed to me in the ER. When I went to fill the prescription the pharmacist asked why I was also taking the Combivir saying the Truvada was sufficient. What...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for the follow up.Either medication alone would be sufficient for PEP. Truvada is generally better tolerated than Combivir and is dosed once- versus twice-daily. I'd just take the Truvada for the full 28 Read more »

Truvada & Insertress

Hello Dr Mark! I just got my very first prescription (Isertress 400mg& Truvada) my latest numbers were: CD4 427 Copies 3276 and 24% CD4%. My Dr said I can take both during one meal...What would you say about this tretment what possibles side effects...
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
...clinical trials and this combination has been approved recently in Europe. There may be some gastrointestinal upset and with truvada, depending on whether you have any other medical conditions that could affect kidney function, you should have... Read more »

Vitamin Supplement and Truvada/Isentress combo

Dr Young,Is it OK to take K-Pax vitamin supplements with Truvada and Isentress medication. If not, is there any supplement you would recommend?Thank you for your time
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...with HIV medications. In this regard, your KPax should be fine. Be sure to let your healthcare provider know about all of the prescription and non-prescription medications that you take.Be well in the new year,BY Read more »

Very concerned about PEP regimen Truvada & Epzicom

Thank you Dr. Bob for your priceless website. I had "receptive anal intercourse with ejaculation" with a promisuous 18-year-old drug user (and high school drop out) of unknown HIV status. I did bleed a little.I know this is one of the most risky...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...due to the convenience of one pill, once per day. Atripla can have side effects, but then again, so do most HIV medications.4. Truvada and Epzicom are not the same medication. Both are combination products: Truvada is tenofovir plus... Read more »
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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 TruvadaRead 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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...contained in Epzicom, Epivir and Ziagen, for more information. Do not take Combivir, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Trizivir, Ziagen, Emtriva, Truvada, or Atripla while taking Epzicom, since all or part of these medications are already in Epzicom or have... Read more »
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...manufacturer's website or by calling a toll-free number. Once enrolled, they then bring the co-pay card to the pharmacy when filling the prescription, and the pharmacy is reimbursed for the amount covered. People who reside in the state of... Read more »