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Emtricitabine

Popular Brands: : Emtriva, Coviracil, Emtricitabine
Official FDA Reports18,007
Social Media Events184
Total Posts257
Avg. Review Score4.32/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Emtricitabine
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Gilead Sciences Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Emtricitabine Side Effects

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(Online Comments)
FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
Label
Overall
Alarm
Reports % of
Reports
Alarm Reports % of
Reports
Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Emtricitabine

Flatulence

Began Complera May 2013 after having been on Atripla. Positive since 1992. Both medicines have kept my viral load undetectable and T-cells above 700. Both have their side effects; but for now I'm stic...


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Insomnia

... and T-cells above 700. Both have their side effects; but for now I'm sticking with Complera. I take Complera after dinner; hours before sleep (to help as much with insomnia . Doctor has prescribed Ambi...


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Vomiting

I take this with raltegravir. Been on thesse two for 5 years. I gained 90lbs in the first 6 months as well as serious nausea and vomiting problem. The weight gain stopped but I still get nausea very e...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By tink in fdb.rxlist.com on November 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am

i have been on this med for about 6 months haveing problems with vomiting and loos of appite also made anxity go up but so far so good only thing is that it and tivicay dont like the pills i take for ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting, Abnormal dreams, Weight increased

Posted By Kallith in fdb.rxlist.com on November 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I take this with raltegravir. Been on thesse two for 5 years. I gained 90lbs in the first 6 months as well as serious nausea and vomiting problem. The weight gain stopped but I still get nausea very e...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Mplsguy in fdb.rxlist.com on September 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I take this drug with isentress. This was my original regimen that I began in Oct 2009. No side effects or problems. Undetectable VL since starting.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

een positive since 2008 and within 3 months of Atripla was undetectable and been that way ever since thank God, its been a long road but grateful to be alive. The medication is best taken at night an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I'm back to report my findings. After a month on Stribild, my physician just called. I have less than 20 copies per ML of blood, which means I'm clinically undetectable. This medicine has very few sid...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Blood test

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Tested positive via rapid blood test Feb 1 2014. Confirmatory results of positive (Western blot) on Feb 5 2014. First visit with HIV management doctor Feb 13 2014 resulted in immediate prescription fo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Adverse drug reaction

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... January was 576 and viral load at 4624. Just went in for blood work today. Keep you posted. Only side effect is I'm dreaming can be a little intense and I have a very mild headache in the middle of t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Rash

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... to think that Stribild will bring me to an undetectable stage and my T-Cells will raise. As far as side effects, I have not experienced much of any. A slight and I do my slight rash has appeared on ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I started on Stribilid on 17th Jan 2014, my Viral Load was 150k. After 4 weeks I'm undetectable. I've had little side effects at all. I take the pill at lunch, all seems to be working (really) well so...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Xabia in fdb.rxlist.com on February 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking Truvada with Viramune (neviripine) since 2005. Viral load undetectable since then. However there are now concerns re phosphate levels in kidneys and will have to have it monitored...


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.