Truvada & Isentress


Cork Emergency Departments


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Truvada

  • Truvada is a combination of 2 drugs tenofovir & emtricitabine
  • These are both Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs)
  • Generally, two NRTIs are used in all triple therapy (HAART) drug combinations
  • Take ONE truvada tablet ONCE daily
  • Truvada is usually taken with food

Isentress

  • Isentress is an integrase inhibitor & contains raltegravir
  • Take ONE Isentress tablet TWICE daily approx. 12 hours apart
  • There are no food restrictions with this drug
  • Tablets should be swallowed whole (not chewed, broken or crushed)

Side effects

Side effects with both Truvada and Isentress are generally mild.

Some patients may experience:

  • Mild headache
  • Feel nauseous
  • Stomach cramps
  • Rash
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting

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If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended:

Mercy Injury Unit, Gurranabraher (021)4926900

LIU Mallow(022)58506

LIU Bantry(027)52900


Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan May 2009.