Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide

treats HIV. Do not skip any doses as this may make it more difficult to treat HIV.

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Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide Overview

Reviewed: April 7, 2016
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Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide is a prescription medication used in combination with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It comes as a single tablet containing 2 drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide.

Emtricitabine belongs to a group of drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and tenofovir is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). These drugs work by preventing the virus from replicating.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once daily, with or without food.

A common side effect is nausea. 

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Uses of Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide

Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide is a prescription medication used in combination with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in patients 12 years and older. 

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide Brand Names

Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide Drug Class

Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide is part of the drug class: