Emtriva Dosage

For adults who are at least 18 years old, the recommended Emtriva dosage is 200 mg once daily or 24 mL of the oral solution once daily. Emtriva dosing guidelines vary depending on factors such as other medical conditions you may have and other medications you may be taking. In children, the Emtriva dosage is dependent on weight.

Emtriva Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Emtriva® (emtricitabine) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your weight (for children)
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
As always, do not adjust your Emtriva dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Emtriva Dosing for Adults

The recommended Emtriva dose for treating adults (age 18 years and older) with HIV or AIDS is one Emtriva 200 mg capsule once daily, or 24 mL of Emtriva oral solution (240 mg) once daily. Emtriva should be used in combination with other HIV medications, as part of an HIV "cocktail" (this is known as Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy, or HAART).

Emtriva Dosing for Adolescents and Children

The recommended Emtriva dose for treating HIV or AIDS in adolescents and children (age 3 months to 17 years old) is based on weight. The recommended dose is Emtriva 6 mg per kg (about 2.7 mg per pound) once daily, up to a maximum of Emtriva 240 mg once daily (in the liquid form). Children who weigh more than 73 pounds (and who are capable of swallowing capsules) may take one Emtriva 200 mg capsule, instead of the oral solution.
For infants from birth to three months old, the recommended Emtriva dose is also based on weight. Typically, the Emtriva dose for this age rage is Emtriva 3 mg per kg (about 1.4 mg per pound) once daily.

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