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Know More About Truvada

Two of the major compositions of Truvada are emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil. Besides Truvada’s capacity to treat HIV, this medicine is also used as a PrEP medication. Truvada is suitable for both adults and children. 

Uses of Truvada 

Truvada is part of a class of drugs known as NRTIs or nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This drug works by preventing HIV from advancing to AIDS. It also prevents the virus from multiplying to a greater number. 

In terms of its PrEP designation, it reduces an individual’s chances of acquiring HIV. It acts as a wall that blocks the virus from entering the body. 

Truvada Warnings and Precautions 

Before receiving your Truvada prescription, talk to your healthcare professional first if this medicine is safe for you. If you have the following conditions, disclose them while it’s still early. 

  • Liver infection
  • Kidney disease
  • Osteopenia 

For pregnant women, this medicine might cause serious defects in their unborn babies. Furthermore, avoid taking Truvada if you are allergic to it and any of its ingredients. 

Truvada Dosage 

The following factors are necessary when your healthcare professional assess your suitable dosage: 

  • Age and weight
  • Underlying medical problems
  • Another form of medicines you are taking 

Dosage for adults: 

  • Take 1 tablet of Truvada, once per day. 

Truvada Side Effects 

Common Side Effects: 

  • Loss of weight
  • Heartburn
  • Unusual dreams
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia 

Severe Side Effects: 

  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Unusual bruising
  • Vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Painful urination
  • Difficulty swallowing


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