Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (PrEP)

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir is a generic version of Truvada, which is a medication that is commonly used in the prevention and prophylaxis of HIV infections.

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How does Emtricitabine/Tenofovir work?

This product is commonly used alongside other medications to treat and control HIV infections. This medication decreases the amount of HIV in the body to allow your immune system to work better and lowers the chance of HIV complications and improves your overall quality of life. This medication is a combination of 2 different drugs called Emtricitabine and Tenofovir. Emtricitabine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and tenofovir is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor. Both drugs are called NRTI’s.

This product should not be used by itself when used for treating HIV infections. If you use the medication alone than it will render your treatment less effective. This medication should be used in combination with at least one other HIV medication.

This medication is not a cure for HIV and may not always prevent HIV.


Benefits of using Emtricitabine/Tenofovir:

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (PrEP) works by reducing the chances of contracting HIV if taken daily and if the person engages in safe sex by using things such as condoms or femidoms. This medication also helps to reduce the chances of contracting HIV through other sources such as needles.


How to use Emtricitabine/Tenofovir:

It is important to always follow your doctor or GP’s instructions and guidance when using Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, and also follow the guidance on the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication.

The dosage of this medication depends on your kidney function, medical condition and response to this medication, but the most common dosage is usually one tablet per day taken with water and without food.

When used for HIV treatment, this medication should be used alongside other HIV medications. If you are using didanosine enteric-coated tablets, you should take both medications on an empty stomach or with a light meal. If you are using didanosine buffered tablets, they should be taken with water and without food.

It is important to continue taking this medication and other HIV medications for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Do not skip any doses and do not take more or less of this drug than prescribed to you by the doctor. This can lead to the virus increasing and making it harder to treat. For the best results, try to take the medication at the same time every day.



The dosage of this medication depends on your kidney function, medical condition and response to this medication, but the most common dosage is usually one tablet per day taken with water and without food. For children, the dosage is based on weight.


Side effects:

Like any other medicine, Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (PrEP) comes with the risk of some side effects, but not everybody will experience them. Some of the side effects that this medication can cause are more common than others, but if you suffer any side effects which cause concern, you should get in touch with your GP or doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Strange dreams
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Itching
  • Sleep disturbances


Can I take Emtricitabine/Tenofovir whilst pregnant or breastfeeding?

The medication should only be used when clearly needed in pregnant women. Taking emtricitabine/tenofovir can reduce the risk of passing HIV to the baby. Discuss the benefits and risks of taking this medication whilst pregnant with your doctor.

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (PrEP) can be passed into breast milk, so you should not use it whilst breastfeeding.


Where can I buy Emtricitabine/Tenofovir?

You can buy Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (PrEP) online safely through MedsRUs. Emtricitabine/Tenofovir is a prescription-only medication meaning that you cannot buy the medication over the counter from supermarkets or pharmacies. However, if you do not want to go to the hassle of arranging an appointment with your doctor for a face to face consultation, you can arrange an online consultation with MedsRus to get a prescription for Emtricitabine/Tenofovir with just a click of a button.

During this quick and easy process, you simply need to fill in our medical questionnaire so our certified prescribers can check to see if this medication is right for you. Once you have filled in the questionnaire and the doctors have confirmed it is suitable for you, you will be provided with a prescription and the medication will be dispensed immediately and sent directly to you.

The process is completely confidential and discreet, takes just minutes and you can order the medication you need without even having to leave your home. Get started now by clicking the ‘Start consultation’ button at the top of this page.