Truvada Dosage

For most people who are taking Truvada, dosing usually starts at 200 mg/300 mg once daily. People with kidney disease may need to take the medication less frequently, such as every other day, depending on the severity of their kidney problems. To maintain an even level of medicine in your blood, try to take your Truvada dosage at the same time every day.

Truvada Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Truvada® (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Truvada Dosage for HIV or AIDS Treatment

The recommended dose of Truvada for treating adults and adolescents 12 years and older with HIV or AIDS is Truvada 200 mg/300 mg (one tablet) once daily. If you have kidney disease, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take Truvada less frequently (such as every other day), depending on the severity of your kidney problems.
 

Truvada Dosage for HIV or AIDS Prevention

The recommended dose of Truvada for preventing HIV in high-risk adults (when used in combination with safer sex practices) is 200 mg/300 mg (one tablet) once daily. If you have poor kidney function, you should not take Truvada for HIV prevention.
  

General Information on Dosing With Truvada

Considerations for people taking Truvada include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
     
  • You can take Truvada with or without food. If the medicine bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • Try to take Truvada at the same time every day to maintain an even level 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 about taking Truvada. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to the medication, thereby making it less effective.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Truvada dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
     

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