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Truvada is a combination product with a fixed dose of emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil. One way to save money on the Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) retail cost regardless of income and insurance status is to use Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) coupons or discount cards from RXCoupons. Use our Truvada coupons at your online pharmacy and receive up to 75% off the sale price each time you refill your prescription.

Why do you need to take Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine)?

Truvada is a combination product with a fixed dose of emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil. Emtricitabine is a cytidine nucleoside analogue. Both components (emtricitabine and tenofovir) are active against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). This drug is used in combination therapy with other antiretroviral agents in patients older than 18 years of age.

What are the precautions when taking Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine)?

Truvada contraindications: - Hypersensitivity to the active substances (tenofovir/emtricitabine) or to any other component of the drug. - Individuals under the age of 18. - Severe renal insufficiency or renal failure (if dialysis becomes necessary). - Lactation. - Combined treatment with other drugs containing tenofovir, emtricitabine or other cytidine analogues such as lamivudine. - Combined treatment with adefovir. - Patients with lactase deficiency, lactose intolerance, GGM.

Truvada should be used with extreme caution in patients with diabetes mellitus, in elderly patients (aged 65 years and over), in patients with impaired renal function.

Truvada should be avoided in patients taking other nephrotoxic medications (amphotericin B, ganciclovir, foscarnet, pentamidine, vancomycin, cidofovir), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, HIV protease inhibitors with ritonavir or cobicistat.

Combined treatment with didanosine is not recommended.

What are the precautions during Pregnancy and lactation?

Pregnancy

No malformations or toxic effects on the fetus can be associated with emtricitabine or tenofovir. The drug does not affect the reproductive function. Thus, if necessary, Truvada may be used during pregnancy.

Breastfeeding

Studies have shown that tenofovir and emtricitabine can get into breast milk. Therefore, Truvada should not be used during breastfeeding.

In general, women infected with HIV are advised not to breastfeed in order to avoid transmission of HIV to the child.

How to use Truvada?

Take each tablet with a meal. Tablets should be swallowed whole (do not chew or crush).

Adults

The recommended dose of Truvada is 1 tablet per day. It is recommended to take the drug with food (to optimize the absorption of tenofovir).

If the patient has difficulty swallowing pills, the drug can be taken immediately after being dissolved in approximately 100 ml of water, orange or grape juice.

If Truvada dose was missed (less than 12 hours from the last dose), the patient should take this medication with food as soon as possible and return to normal scheme. If more than 12 hours has passed, the patient should not take the missed dose (return to normal scheme).

Special groups

Elderly patients

The doses for patients over the age of 65 years should not be changed (if there are no signs of renal failure).

Impaired renal function

Patients with impaired renal function should use the drug only if the potential benefit of therapy is considered to outweigh the potential risks.

Truvada is contraindicated in patients with severe violation of renal function, as well as in patients on hemodialysis.

Abnormal liver function

There is no need for dose adjustment in patients with hepatic impairment.

Children

Truvada is not recommended for children under 18 years of age.

Useful information about side effects

Possible side effects: - Headache, dizziness; - Dyspnea; - Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal pain, pancreatitis, indigestion; - Hyperbilirubinemia, hepatitis; - Rash, pruritus, hives, skin discoloration, other allergic reactions; - Neutropenia, anemia; - Hypophosphatemia, lactic acidosis, hypertriglyceridemia, hyperglycemia; - Insomnia, abnormal dreams; - Myopathy and osteomalacia; - Renal failure (acute and chronic), proteinuria, acute tubular necrosis, polyuria, interstitial nephritis.

Concomitant use of tenofovir and didanosine is not recommended (this may lead to severe adverse reactions).

HIV-infected patients with hepatitis B should cancel Truvada with extreme caution (cancellation may be accompanied by severe exacerbation of hepatitis).

Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) special information about interactions

Truvada formulation contains tenofovir and emtricitabine. Therefore, all cases of drug interactions with these active substances are also associated with Truvada.

The drug should not be administered concomitantly with other cytidine analogues (such as lamivudine).

Truvada should not be used concomitantly with other drugs containing emtricitabine or tenofovir.

Truvada should not be administered simultaneously with Atripla, Emtriva, Viread, Combivir (lamivudine/zidovudine), Epivir (lamivudine), Hepsera (adefovir dipivoxil)

Truvada Reviews

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Hi everyone. I don’t know how to start my story, well some months ago I found out that I’m HIV infected and this was very strange to me. I would like to explain from the beginning for those that think that this disease is not just because people are gay or are drug users. I’m 59 years old, I’m married and I’m heterosexual. There are a lot of people that can be exposed to this thing. Any way wouldn’t explain the entire story about how this happened because it’s a little bit annoying. I would like to make a review about the truvada. My doctor prescribed it to me some months ago and I still hope that it will have a good effect on me. I did a lot of blood tests and my doctor asks me to do this every week. The first month of administration was very difficult. I started to have since the beginning some side effects such as nausea and weakness. At the end of the first month of administration it becomes worse. Anyway I hope that after some months I’ll feel myself better. Thanks God to those that invented this kind of drugs and that think about saving other lives.
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I was diagnosed with HIV one year and few months ago (even though I supposed that I might be infected for a longer time). Truvada was the first medication given to me for this condition and few days (or weeks – I don’t remember) later I have been told to take it along with norvir and prezista. My virus load was up to 170.000 but in a little less than 11 months it was undetectable. I’m taking the combination of these three medications for one year and a month now and I’m still on them as I don’t really know what would happen if I stop taking them. I’m feeling fine and I felt this way for months now. in general I’m feeling great besides one thing, one side effects. I’m still not sure if this side effect is due to this drug but I really doubt about it. I have some insomnia but I think that truvada has nothing to do with it, I guess that other factors are responsible for this. also, I guess that it won’t be fair if I would complain about this side effect (and not even knowing for sure that this is from truvada) when I have so great results and I’m feeling so good. I’ve read other reviews and I’ve seen many people complaining about other possible side effects with HIV meds much worse than I have. I think that i’m a truly lucky man. 
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i’m taking this drug for about one month with isentress together. i would say that this mix is very good, i’m feeling much better and i’m feeling like i am living my life finally back again. the only one problem is that i have really terrible stomach cramps from which i cannot get rid of. my doc suggested to take mylanta for this issue but i’m not really sure why he recommended it and keeps telling me to take it further since it is to no avail at all. don’t know if i should stop taking mylanta myself because the pains are unbearable sometimes even if i take it regularly. i’m here trying to help people and telling them that this drug is pretty good, benefits definitely outweigh the stomach cramps i have. anyway, if there is someone who can suggest me something (preferable from their own experience) how can i stop these cramps, i would be sooo happy. write me please a private message as i don’t really know if i’ll check this thread again. thanks... by the way, i recommend this drug even though i don’t take it for a long time…
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Hello there. I was detected with HIV virus load in my blood so the doctor prescribed me this drug along with raltegravir. I have been on these two drugs for about 5 years now and it seems pretty good but it has some side effects and I would say some strange effects too. Initially I gained about 90 lbs (plus or minus) in the first half a year approximately but I also had severe nausea feelings and a serious problem vomiting. Later my weight gain stopped because I have lost most of my appetite I once had but I’m still getting some nausea. Even though I’m feeling nauseous very easily it is still a trouble. Doctors also tried medical marijuana on me and it has helped me very much but hasn’t stopped it 100%. Those weird effects I mentioned in the beginning of my post is my strange weight gain. I gained weight under my arms and my upper arms, on my stomach and upper back and that’s it. It was very noticeable under my arms. Even though my virus load is lowered I’m still not sure if it’s worth it. It passed so much time but I still have this problem but in the beginning I thought that by this time I’m going to feel much better. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Besides those mentioned side effects, I also have some very realistic and very vivid dreams. Sincerely, they are kind of interesting and enjoyable but they are really disconcerting me. You may try this drug but I’m not sure if it will work very good.
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I was infected of HIV few years ago and got diagnosed less than a year ago. I was having serious problems with loss of appetite and vomiting. I started to develop anxiety. HIV was ruining my life and I thought there is no end to this. My doctor mentioned Truvada. Thanks God! I have been on this med for a little more than 6 months and I’m feeling all better in any possible way! It helped me to gain weight back again and made my anxiety go away! Few weeks ago went for another HIV test. Results came out great! Viral load was undetectable since I started my treatment with Truvada. I’m finally feeling fine again which I thought one day that it is never going to happen. Side effects are unnoticed so far. I am very thankful to those scientists and doctors who created this thing that can help combat this disease! Great medicine, thanks! I recommend it for everyone with HIV infection! Hope this helps somebody.
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