What is Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Descovy


Emtricitabine-tenofovir alfenamide is an antiviral medication that is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Tenofovir alfenamide is a prodrug and will be activated in the body to become tenofovir diphosphate.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide

Side effect Patients
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 2
Dizziness 1
Fatigue 1
Flatulence 1
Itchy skin 1
Morning nausea 1

Show all 7 reported side effects


Based on patients currently taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide

Dosage Patients
200-25 mg daily 7
200-25mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide


Currently taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir (Truvada) 7
Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir (Atripla) 1
Lamivudine-Zidovudine (Combivir) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Emtricitabine-Tenofovir Alafenamide.