Emtricitabine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Emtricitabine?

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• This medicine is used to treat HIV infection.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not run out of this medicine.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy in HIV disease.

• Breast-feeding is not recommended in HIV disease in the U.S.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care,...

 
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