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Truvada - Overview

Truvada is a combination medication used in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of getting an HIV-1 infection in certain adults who are sexually active. Push Health can connect people who need a Truvada prescription with medical providers in their area who can prescribe Truvada tablets when safe and appropriate to do so.

What Is Truvada for PrEP Used For?

Truvada is a medication that consists of two different medications - emtricitabine (Emtriva) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread). Truvada is used as an adjunct to safer sex practices for PrEP to help reduce the risk of acquiring HIV-1. Truvada is also used with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV-1 infection. The use of Truvada for PrEP began after FDA approval in 2012 and its use has been adopted worldwide. For people interested in using Truvada, it is helpful to understand more about emtricitabine versus tenofovir and how they work together. Emtricitabine is also known as FTC and is marketed under the name Emtriva. Emtricitabine is a type of medication known as a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and is sometimes also used to treat and prevent HIV. Tenofovir disoproxil, or simply Tenofovir, is marketed under the brand name Viread. Tenofovir is sometimes used in treating HIV in high-risk patients and hepatitis B infections. The combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir, or Truvada, was approved by the FDA for use as a PrEP medication and is available as a single pill. Truvada is not a substitute for protecting against other forms of sexually transmitted infection.

Truvada for PrEP - Cost and Coupon

Truvada dosage is generally prescribed as emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg. Truvada is often prescribed as one tablet taken without food. When used for PrEP for HIV-1 uninfected adults, the recommended dose is typically one tablet taken daily with or without food but the ultimate regimen depends on the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. The elimination half-life of both ingredients in Truvada is under 18 hours. The out-of-pocket cost of Truvada is high, costing roughly $60 per tablet for Truvada 200mg / 300 mg tablets. Truvada coupons may be available online and programs do exist that will subsidize some or all of the out-of-pocket costs of Truvada. Also, some insurance plans may cover the cost of Truvada tablets.

Can I Buy Truvada Online?

Truvada is a prescription medication in the United States. As a result, Truvada is not available over the counter and one cannot just buy Truvada online. Instead, the first step is to have a consultation with a medical provider, and Push Health can connect people who need a Truvada prescription with licensed medical providers who can prescribe Truvada when safe and appropriate to do so.

Truvada - Side Effects

Truvada can cause side effects. Side effects that can result from Truvada use include diarrhea, nausea, headache, rash, insomnia, abnormal dreams, dizziness and mood disorders. Truvada can also cause weight loss. Truvada can also cause lactic acidosis and renal disorders and can interact with a number of other medications. Truvada can decrease bone density. New and ongoing HIV testing should be performed in people interested in taking Truvada. Truvada should generally not be used by people with kidney / renal problems. Alcohol and Truvada should not be used together. People who have had a hypersensitivity or allergy to Truvada or any of its components should not use the medication. Before using Truvada, it is recommended that patients speak with their medical provider and pharmacist to understand possible side effects prior to use.

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Last updated August 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.