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Do you need a prescription for emtricitabine-tenofovir?

Yes, emtricitabine-tenofovir is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is emtricitabine-tenofovir without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase emtricitabine-tenofovir, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for emtricitabine-tenofovir in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a emtricitabine-tenofovir savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your emtricitabine-tenofovir with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a emtricitabine-tenofovir coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide emtricitabine-tenofovir coupons or FREE emtricitabine-tenofovir samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for emtricitabine-tenofovir in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much emtricitabine-tenofovir?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using emtricitabine-tenofovir. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much emtricitabine-tenofovir. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic emtricitabine/tenofovir?

Generic emtricitabine/tenofovir (TDF) refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of emtricitabine/tenofovir

Emtricitabine/tenofovir is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents.

Active ingredients of emtricitabine/tenofovir

The active ingredients of emtricitabine/tenofovir are emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate.

US brand name of emtricitabine/tenofovir and manufacturer

Emtricitabine/tenofovir is available in the US under the brand name Truvada. It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

UK brand name of emtricitabine/tenofovir and manufacturer

In the UK, emtricitabine/tenofovir is available under the brand name Truvada. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for emtricitabine/tenofovir

A prescription (Rx) is required for emtricitabine/tenofovir in both the US and the UK.

Availability of emtricitabine/tenofovir in the UK with NHS prescription

Emtricitabine/tenofovir is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by emtricitabine/tenofovir

Emtricitabine/tenofovir is primarily used for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older (HIV is a sexually transmitted infection that weakens your immune system). It is not a cure for HIV but helps to control the virus and improve immune function. Emtricitabine/tenofovir may also be used for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to lower the risk of getting HIV through sex in people at high risk. You should be HIV-negative before starting this medicine and remain HIV-negative to keep using it.

How does emtricitabine/tenofovir work?

Emtricitabine/tenofovir belongs to a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by inhibiting the reverse transcriptase enzyme, which is essential for the replication of the HIV virus. By blocking this enzyme, emtricitabine/tenofovir helps to reduce the viral load and slow down the progression of HIV infection.

Forms of emtricitabine/tenofovir available

Emtricitabine/tenofovir is available in the form of film coated oral tablets.

Dosage of emtricitabine/tenofovir

The dosage of emtricitabine/tenofovir may vary depending on the specific treatment regimen, the individual’s HIV status, and other factors. It is important to follow the medication guide provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for emtricitabine/tenofovir use

Emtricitabine/tenofovir should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is typically taken once daily, with or without food. It is important to take emtricitabine/tenofovir consistently and continue the prescribed treatment course.

Warnings and precautions for emtricitabine/tenofovir

  • Emtricitabine/tenofovir may cause certain side effects, including kidney problems, bone loss, and lactic acidosis. Tell your doctor if you have liver problems, bone problems, alcohol use, or kidney disease
  • It may interact with certain medications, including other antiretroviral drugs and certain medications that affect kidney function. Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Emtricitabine and tenofovir are not recommended for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Use of emtricitabine/tenofovir during pregnancy

The use of emtricitabine/tenofovir during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The medication may be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Use of emtricitabine/tenofovir While breastfeeding

Emtricitabine/tenofovir is excreted in breast milk. The use of emtricitabine/tenofovir while breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider, considering the potential risks and benefits for the mother and the infant.

Possible side effects of emtricitabine/tenofovir

In clinical trials common side effects of emtricitabine/tenofovir may include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, headache, and tiredness. Serious side effects such as liver problems, muscle pain, bone pain, or reduced bone mineral density are possible but less common. Promptly report any adverse reactions to a healthcare provider. Get medical advice right away if you have a serious side effects such as an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, worsening shortness of breath, sore throat, chest pain, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, skin rash, blisters, and serious skin reactions.

Interactions with other drugs

Emtricitabine/tenofovir may interact with certain medications, including antiviral medications such as acyclovir, adefovir, cidofovir, and ganciclovir, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, medications for HIV or AIDS including atazanavir, darunavir, didanosine, emtricitabine, lamivudine, lopinavir and ritonavir. It is important to inform your healthcare professional about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medications, salt substitutes, herbal products, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential adverse events and drug interactions.

Similar drugs to emtricitabine/tenofovir

Other antiretroviral medications used for the treatment of HIV-1 infection include tenofovir alafenamide, lamivudine, and dolutegravir.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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