What should I know about emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate?

Before using Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate(Truvada) you should talk to your doctor about your medical history or any allergies you might have to make sure the medicine is safe for you. It is especially important to tell your doctor if you have a history of liver problems, are at risk for problems with your liver, use alcohol regularly, or have hepatitis B. It is also important to let your doctor know if you are at risk for kidney problems or have kidney problems, have a history of osteoporosis, broken bones, or other bone problems. Your doctor also needs to know if you have had pancreatitis in the past when taking other medicines for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In people who are overweight, Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil can sometimes cause more liver problems.

Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including prescription, over the counter, vitamins, supplements, and herbal medicines.You should not take Emtricitabine and TenofovirDisoproxil if you are allergic to it, or to similar medicines. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant. Emtricitabine and TenofovirDisoproxil has not been proven to be dangerous in pregnancy, and sometimes it is used to decrease the risk of HIV infection to the baby, but you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Mothers with HIV should not breastfeed as the virus has been shown to be transmitted through breast milk.

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