emtricitabine/tenofovir - oral, Truvada
GENERIC NAME: EMTRICITABINE/TENOFOVIR - ORAL (em-tri-SITE-ah-bean/te-NOE-fo-veer)
BRAND NAME(S): Truvada
WARNING: Rarely, this medication can cause severe (sometimes fatal) liver and blood problems (lactic acidosis). Immediately tell your doctor if you develop symptoms of liver problems (e.g., persistent nausea, light-colored stools, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin) or lactic acidosis (e.g., rapid breathing, drowsiness, fast/irregular heartbeat, unusual weakness, feeling cold especially in the arms/legs).
If you have hepatitis B infection along with HIV, your hepatitis symptoms may get worse or become very serious if you stop taking this medication. Talk with your doctor before stopping this medication. Your doctor will perform liver function tests for several months after you stop. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of worsening liver problems.
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