Treatment Instructions for Truvada

When and How to Take Truvada

General considerations for when and how to take 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 your dose 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.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of Truvada 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.
 
(Click Truvada Dosage for more information.)
 

Possible Side Effects With Truvada

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Truvada. 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 easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Truvada include but are not limited to:
 
(Click Truvada Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Truvada HIV Medicine

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