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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Emtricitabine 200mg; caps.

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for EMTRIVA:

HIV-1 infection, in combination with other antiretroviral agents.


≥18yrs: 200mg once daily. Renal impairment (CrCl 30–49mL/min): 200mg every 48hrs; (CrCl 15–29mL/min): 200mg every 72hrs; (CrCl <15mL/min or dialysis): 200mg every 96hrs.


<3mos: use oral soln. 3mos–17yrs (≤33kg): use oral soln; (>33kg): 200mg once daily. Renal impairment: reduce dose or prolong dosing interval (see full labeling).


Not for treating chronic HBV infection; test for HBV before starting therapy and closely monitor patients co-infected with HBV and HIV for several months after stopping treatment (discontinuing therapy may exacerbate HBV infection); if appropriate, initiate anti-hepatitis B therapy may be warranted. Suspend therapy if lactic acidosis or hepatotoxicity (eg, hepatomegaly, steatosis) occurs. Renal impairment. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.


Avoid concomitant drugs that contain emtricitabine or lamivudine (eg, fixed dose combination products).

See Also:


Pharmacological Class:

Nucleoside analogue (reverse transcriptase inhibitor).

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, depression, insomnia, abnormal dreams, rash, abdominal pain, asthenia, increased cough, rhinitis; new onset or worsening renal impairment, immune reconstitution syndrome; also children: skin hyperpigmentation.


Register pregnant patients exposed to emtricitabine by calling (800) 258-4263.

How Supplied:

Caps—30; Soln—170mL

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