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Truvada: Oral tablet

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Truvada 200mg-300mg Tab
Gilead Sciences Inc
Pill Identification: GILEAD  |  701

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What is this medicine?

EMTRICITABINE; TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE (em tri SIT uh bean; te NOE fo veer) is two antiretroviral medicines in one tablet. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV and with safe sex practices to prevent HIV in high risk persons. This medicine is not a cure for HIV.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Truvada: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
16.92%
83.08%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
1.13%
40.71%
47.71%
10.45%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 5.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 5.0 / 5
Tolerable: 5.0 / 5

Works great
Taking Truvada as PrEP. 1 tablet, once a day. I have had ZERO side effects. CVS has been excellent in making sure I get my refills quickly when I forget to call to refill. The hardest part about getting this prescription was convincing my closed minded doctor that it works. Otherwise, my regimen has been easy and carefree.
Helpful: 0
Unhelpful: 0
ScrantonPrEP
March 31, 2017
From: Scranton, PA
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Works
I have been taking this for four years now. I have been undetectable since starting. I take my dose once a day at night before bed along with combination of HIV meds. I have a great doctor who monitors my numbers and keeps me healthy. This med works well for me. Only minor side effects.
Helpful: 1
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
December 15, 2016
From: Carrollton, TX
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Upset stomach for first three days
I am using Truvada for Pre-exposure prophylaxis, (PrEP). First three days I experienced a mild stomach upset, then no issues for last 8 month. Regular blood testing shows no liver or kidney issues.
Helpful: 8
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
March 12, 2015
From: Orlando, FL
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Wonder drug
I'm thankful for this drug. Along with the como therapy of Isentress, my tcells went from 114 to over 1000.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
January 07, 2015
From: Cathedral city, CA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree