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Who should not take emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate?

Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (Truvada) should not be taken by some people. Anyone allergic to Emtricitabine, Tenofovir, or medicines like them, should not take Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate. People who have Hepatitis B should not take Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate because it may suddenly make the hepatitis infection worse.

It is important to discuss your medical history with your doctor since Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate should not be used or should be used carefully in some conditions. Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver problems, use alcohol regularly, have kidney problems, have a history of osteoporosis or other bone problems, or if you have had pancreatitis in the past when taking other medicines for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
 
Certain other medications that treat HIV should not be taken at the same time as Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate. Women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant should talk to their doctor about whether the benefits of Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate outweigh the possible risks to their unborn baby.

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