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PrEP - Medication Overview
Through Push Health, you can request a prescription for PrEP medications like Truvada online and get your PrEP pills at a local pharmacy or shipped directly to you.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis - Medication Options
The most common PrEP medications in use to help people reduce HIV risk is Truvada. Truvada is formed from the combination of different medications - emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil.
PrEP - Emtricitabine vs. Tenofovir in Truvada
Truvada consists of emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil and it is helpful to understand 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.
PrEP - Medication Effectiveness
PrEP medications like Truvada can help HIV-negative people reduce the risk of getting a permanent HIV infection by as much as 90% but they are not perfect and do not work for everyone. Truvada for PrEP has the best chance of working if used as directed.
Truvada for PrEP - Medication Side Effects
Truvada can cause side effects when used as a PrEP medication. Side effects include, but are not limited to, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain, headaches and stomach pain. While safe to use by many people, PrEP medications like Truvada can also cause serious allergic reactions.
PrEP Prescriptions - Buy Truvada Online
Because Truvada and PrEP medications are prescription medications, one cannot simply buy Truvada online to help reduce the risk of an HIV infection. Instead, Truvada needs to be dispensed buy a licensed pharmacy online or picked up at a local pharmacy after a prescription is written by a medical provider. Push Health can help connect people with a licensed provider who can prescribe PrEP medications like Truvada if it is safe to do so.
Last updated March 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.