Truvada is a brand of product used to treat HIV infection. It contains Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate and Emtricitabine, both belong to a class of medication called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. They prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body, and are used for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection. HIV is the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Truvada is not a cure for HIV infection or AIDS, however, it reduces the amount of HIV in your body so that your immune system works better.
Truvada is a tablet which should be taken with food. It may be used in adults and children over 12 years of age. For the treatment and prevention of HIV, take one tablet by mouth daily.
Common dosing schedule:
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Truvada may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Truvada is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Truvada in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.