Taking Emtriva Safely -- Even With Kidney Disease

Emtriva Dosing for People With Kidney Disease

The kidneys help to remove Emtriva from the body. Therefore, if you have kidney disease, you will probably need a lower Emtriva dosage. Your healthcare provider will calculate your Emtriva dose based on how well your kidneys are functioning.

General Emtriva Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking Emtriva include the following:
  • Emtriva comes in the form of a capsule and an oral solution (liquid). It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
  • It does not matter if you take Emtriva with or without food. If the medicine bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Try to take Emtriva at the same time every day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions for taking Emtriva. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to Emtriva (making it less effective).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Emtriva dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

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