Truvada

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Truvada Warnings

If you have hepatitis B infection as well as HIV, your hepatitis symptoms may get worse or become very serious if you stop taking this medication. Talk with your doctor before stopping this medication. Your doctor will perform liver function tests for several months after you stop.

If you are taking this product to prevent HIV infection, you must first get tested to be sure you are HIV-negative. Your doctor will perform laboratory tests before starting this medication and periodically during treatment (every 3 months) to make sure that you do not have HIV infection. Using this product will not always prevent HIV infection. To get the most benefit from it, take this product exactly as directed, and follow all prevention actions. (See also Uses section.) Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of HIV infection (such as tiredness, fever, persistent sore throat, night sweats, diarrhea, joint/muscle aches, enlarged lymph nodes).
  • Breast milk can transmit your infection to your infant; therefore, DO NOT breastfeed.
  • May cause dizziness
  • This drug may impair the ability to operate a vehicle, vessel (e.g., boat), or machinery. Use care until you become familiar with its effects.
  • Warning: To prevent loss of effect, keep drug in original container. Close tightly right away after each use.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • CDC DOES NOT RECOMMEND BREASTFEEDING IN HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN.
  • LIMITED DATA SUGGEST NO KNOWN ADVERSE EFFECTS IN NURSING INFANT

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Available human data show no increased risk for major birth defects.
  • Data from the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry are not considered sufficient in determining the risk of birth defects and miscarriage, but have showed no increased risk compared to background rates. Animal data suggest no developmental toxicity at doses greater than 10 times the maximum recommended human dose.