Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Its newest use is as a pre-exposure prophylaxis. This type of treatment is more commonly known as PrEP.
What is Tenvir-EM Used For
Tenvir EM is used as part of a regiment of antiretroviral medications to treat HIV-1 in adults over 18. A single pill contains a combination of two anti-HIV drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate; however, Tenvir EM must be taken with at least one other anti-HIV medication to prevent HIV from progressing to AIDS.
Tenvir EM is taken orally once a day, at the same time every day, with or without food. Because Tenovir can cause renal impairment, patients with a creatinine clearance of 30 to 49 ml/min should only take one tablet every 48 hours, and patients with a creatinine clearance of less than 30 ml/min should not take Tenvir EM at all.