What is Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate?

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Emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from reproducing in your body. Emtricitabine and tenofovir treat HIV, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 324 131
Support immune health 12 4
Increase effect of another treatment 4 2
Prevent infection 4 1
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) 2 0
General health 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 8
Moderate 22
Mild 34
None 74

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 12
Headaches 6
Loss of energy 6
Nausea 5
Dizziness 4
Fatigue 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Dosage Patients Percentage
200-300 mg daily 4
200 mg-300 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 40
Other 27
Side effects too severe 15
Course of treatment ended 10
Expense 5
Did not seem to work 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 22
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 118
Usually 14
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 25
Not at all hard to take 97
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 8
$100-199 2
$50-99 7
$25-49 9
< $25 62
Not specified 50

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla) 4
Atazanavir-cobicistat (ATV/c) 1
Efavirenz (EFV) (Sustiva) 1
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide (Descovy) 1
Rilpivirine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-Emtricitabine (Complera) 1

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Patients stopped taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide (Descovy) 6
Cobicistat-elvitegravir-emtricitabine-tenofovir disoproxil (Stribild) 4
Abacavir-lamivudine (ABC/3TC) (Epzicom) 2
Dolutegravir (DTG) (Tivicay) 2
Triumeq 2

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20 patient evaluations for Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Jul 14, 2016 (Started Aug 29, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 30, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 25, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg-300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2014 (Started Aug 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg-300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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