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emtricitabine - oral, Emtriva

GENERIC NAME: EMTRICITABINE - ORAL (em-tri-SITE-ah-bean)

BRAND NAME(S): Emtriva

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WARNING: Rarely, emtricitabine has caused a severe (sometimes fatal) liver and blood problem (lactic acidosis). Tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of liver problems (persistent nausea, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin) or lactic acidosis (rapid breathing, drowsiness, muscle aches).

This medication is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis B virus infection. If you have hepatitis B infection in addition to HIV, your hepatitis symptoms may get worse or become very serious if you stop taking emtricitabine. Talk with your doctor before stopping this medication. Your doctor will perform liver function tests for several months after you stop emtricitabine. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of worsening liver problems.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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