emtricitabine

Adult
Uses
  • antiviral: HIV-1 infection
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity to emtricitabine
Drug interactions
  • lamivudine, ribavirin
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • skin rash
  • hyperpigmentation
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • infection
  • weakness
  • otitis media
  • cough
  • rhinitis
  • fat redistribution
  • immune reconstitution syndrome
  • lactic acidosis
  • hepatomegaly
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
200mg once daily
Monitoring
  • Viral load
  • CD4 count
  • liver function tests
Source of Suggestion