Positively Aware Emtriva


emtricitabine (FTC)

Recommended as component of initial regimen for most people
Nucleoside "Nuke"

Standard Dose

One 200 mg capsule once daily without regard to food. Dosing needs to be adjusted for adults and children who have decreased kidney function (creatinine clearance less than 50 mL/min). See package insert for guidance on dosing in the setting of kidney impairment. Must be taken in combination with another antiretroviral(s) which does not contain the medication in this drug.

Indicated for adults and children regardless of age. Emtriva is dosed based on body weight for children. See the package insert for weight-based dosing.

Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer to the time of your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. It is also available as an oral solution (10 mg/mL) (cotton candy flavor) for children any age and adults who are not able to swallow the capsules. Can be substituted for Epivir.


Gilead Sciences, Inc.
(800) GILEAD-5 (445–3235)


200 mg, 30 capsules: $643.82/month

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