Important Instructions for Emtriva

When and How to Take Emtriva

Some general considerations to keep in mind when 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.
  • You can take a dosage 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 in your blood.
  • For the drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions on taking Emtriva. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to the medication, making it less effective.

Dosing Information

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

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Emtriva. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Emtriva include but are not limited to:
(Click Emtriva Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

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