Emtricitabine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI), which is used for treating HIV infection. This drug filters out the HIV from the blood, it does not cure the disease but is helpful in preventing AIDS. It comes as a capsule, a tablet, and a solution.
Do not use Emtricitabine, if you are allergic to any ingredient in emtricitabine; or if you are taking any other prescription or non- prescription drugs. Inform your healthcare provider before using this medicine if:
- You are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant
- You are breastfeeding
- Tell your doctor if you have any known allergies
- You have had lactic acidosis, or abnormal liver function or liver problems
- You have any kidney problems
Common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, Abdominal or stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, headache. It may also lead to some other serious side effects such as fever, chills, pain during urination, fatigue, chest pain chest pain, skin discoloration, trouble falling asleep, numbness, burning, or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs, rash, itching , depression, muscle stiffness. Seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any serious side effects or if any mild side effect stays long.
Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (Hbv) Infection
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Tenvir em tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Tenvir em tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Dizziness has been reported in some of the patients.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Emtricitabine as ingredient
Emtricitabine is used for the prevention and treatment of HIV infection. The drug looks to interfere with the reverse transcriptase procedure, which converts the HIV RNA into DNA. This process also leads to an increase in the number of healthy cells in the body.
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