About EMTAF Tablet
EMTAF Tablet contains the active ingredient Emtricitabine/ tenofovir alafenamide. It is a combination of antiretroviral medication. Emtricitabine belongs to the class of medication called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI), and tenofovir alafenamide belongs to the class called nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NtRTI). It is used in combination with other medicines to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and who weigh at least 35kg. They work by slowing the spread of HIV in the body.
Do not take EMTAF Tablet if you are allergic to Emtricitabine/ tenofovir alafenamide or any of the other ingredients. Get tested for HIV infection regularly while using this medicine. Do not miss any doses of this medicine or stop taking it. Missing doses may increase your risk of getting HIV infection. This medicine does not prevent other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Inform your physician if you have liver problems or suffer from liver disease, including hepatitis, kidney problems, and bone problems. Do not give this medicine to children aged 11 years or under.
Uses Of EMTAF Tablet
- HIV infection
Therapeutic Effects Of EMTAF Tablet
Emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide are nucleoside/nucleotide analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, exhibiting their antiviral effect by competing with natural substrates and incorporating them into viral DNA, resulting in the termination of the DNA chain.
Interaction Of EMTAF Tablet With Other Drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with EMTAF Tablet and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information About EMTAF Tablet
- Store EMTAF Tablet below 30°C
- Protect the medicine from light and excessive moisture.
- Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets
- If you forgot to take the tablet, take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
How To Consume EMTAF Tablet
It is an orally available prescription drug. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of EMTAF Tablet based on the disease condition and other factors such as body weight and age. Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablet at the same time, with or without food. Do not break, chew, crush, or break the tablet. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. If you have difficulty in swallowing the tablet whole, you can split it in half after consulting with your doctor.
Safety Advices For EMTAF Tablet
There is limited information on the use of EMTAF Tablet during pregnancy. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant during the treatment.
Breastfeeding is not recommended in patients taking EMTAF Tablet because the medicine passes into the breast milk in small amounts and may harm your baby. Do not breastfeed during the treatment.
It is unknown whether EMTAF Tablet is safe to be administer in patients with lung diseases. Inform your physician if you have any lung diseases before initiating the therapy.
EMTAF Tablet should be cautiously administered in patients with liver diseases. Dose adjustments are necessary. However, inform your physician if you have any liver diseases before initating the therapy.
It is unsafe to drink alcohol while taking EMTAF Tablet. It may reduce the effectiveness of the drug and can cause toxic side effects.
EMTAF Tablet can cause dizziness. It is recommended to avoid driving and operating heavy machinery during the treatment.
Side Effects Of EMTAF Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Hepatitis B reactivation
- Increased risk of fracture
- Acute renal failure
- Nausea, vomiting
Word Of Advice
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed. This medicine is used with other medicines to treat HIV infection. Take all other medicines your doctor has prescribed as part of your combination treatment. Do not stop using this medicine without checking first with your doctor. If you stop the medicine even briefly, the virus may become harder to treat. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medicine with food to decrease nausea and vomiting. Do not skip the medicine or change the dose without consulting the doctor. Always practice safe sex, even if your partner also has HIV. Do not share needles or other items that may have blood or body fluids on them.