Generic Truvada is an antiretroviral medication. It is an effective pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to prevent HIV infection, and is recommended for use by people as a preventative strategy who are HIV-negative who may be at high risk of contracting HIV.
This product contains two active medications or ingredients: emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil. These are both antiretroviral medicines used to treat HIV infection. As HIV treatment, this should be used in combination with other medicines to help control HIV infection. As pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV, it can be used as a defensive/preventative strategy for people who are HIV-negative and are at high risk of contracting HIV.
This medication works by causing HIV infected cells to slow down or stop producing new viruses. It does this by interfering with an enzyme called HIV reverse transcriptase. HIV infected cells use this enzyme to reproduce new viruses. By inhibiting this enzyme, it prevents HIV from making more replications of itself. This process also results in an increase in the number of healthy cells in the body.
If you take Truvada daily, this medication is highly effective at reducing your chance of HIV infection. It is still advisable to use it in combination with safe sex methods such as the use of condoms. Another notable benefit of this medication is that it also reduces the risk of HIV infection from other sources such as the use of needles.
More common side effects of this medication include headache, dizziness, diarrhoea, back pain and trouble sleeping. Approximately 10 percent of people experience these adverse reactions while most patients do not experience any alarming side effects. Less common side effects that may affect 1 percent of patients include muscle pain or weakness, pain in the abdomen and anaemia (low red blood cell count).
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Research has shown that people who take 7 tablets per week have an estimated protection level of 99%. People who take 4 tablets per week have an estimated protection level of 96%. People who take 2 tablets per week have an estimated protection level of 76%.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention is a strategy that involves the use of antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and safe sex practices to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are HIV negative. The only ARV approved to date for PrEP is Truvada.
No. When using Truvada EU and EU patients should be aware that this medication does not work the same way as a vaccine. A vaccine trains the body’s immune system to fight off infection for a long-term period. Truvada requires that you take it during times of risk of HIV infection. Unlike a vaccine, this medication no longer provides a protection level after you stop taking it.
No. People go through times where it makes sense to take Truvada and other times when their risk of HIV infection may not be so high. Due to their changing needs when their risk of infection may be lower, they might decide to stop taking it and choose a more suitable prevention option.
Truvada is an effective HIV prevention strategy for you to consider, to reduce your HIV risk. It can be successfully used with other HIV prevention methods.
Alcohol is not known to interact with Truvada so this medication can be taken before alcohol consumption.
If you notice that you have missed a dose within 12 hours of the time that you usually take your medication, take the tablet as soon as possible and take the next dose at the usual time. If it has been 12 hours or more, wait and take the next dose at the usual time.
No. This medication does not protect against other STIs.
Information Checked: 26th July 2022
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