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Medications for Occupational Exposure

About Occupational Exposure

The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.

Drugs used to treat Occupational Exposure

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Truvada Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: emtricitabine / tenofovir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

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Combivir 2.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: lamivudine / zidovudine systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

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Sustiva Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: efavirenz systemic

Drug class: NNRTIs

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Isentress Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: raltegravir systemic

Drug class: integrase strand transfer inhibitor

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Epivir Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: lamivudine systemic

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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Retrovir Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: zidovudine systemic

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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lamivudine / zidovudine 2.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: lamivudine / zidovudine systemic

Brand name:  Combivir

Drug class: antiviral combinations

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Invirase Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: saquinavir systemic

Drug class: protease inhibitors

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Trizivir Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: abacavir / lamivudine / zidovudine systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

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Viread Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: tenofovir systemic

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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efavirenz Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: efavirenz systemic

Brand name:  Sustiva

Drug class: NNRTIs

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emtricitabine / tenofovir Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: emtricitabine / tenofovir systemic

Brand names:  Truvada, AccessPak for HIV PEP Basic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

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tenofovir Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: tenofovir systemic

Brand name:  Viread

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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Ziagen Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: abacavir systemic

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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zidovudine 0.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: zidovudine systemic

Brand name:  Retrovir

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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Crixivan Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: indinavir systemic

Drug class: protease inhibitors

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raltegravir Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: raltegravir systemic

Brand name:  Isentress

Drug class: integrase strand transfer inhibitor

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Epivir-HBV Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: lamivudine systemic

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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lamivudine Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: lamivudine systemic

Brand names:  Epivir, Epivir-HBV

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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Rx C N X

Generic name: abacavir systemic

Brand name:  Ziagen

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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AccessPak for HIV PEP Basic Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: emtricitabine / tenofovir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

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emtricitabine Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: emtricitabine systemic

Brand name:  Emtriva

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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Viracept Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: nelfinavir systemic

Drug class: protease inhibitors

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Atripla Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: efavirenz / emtricitabine / tenofovir systemic

Drug class: antiviral combinations

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Emtriva Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: emtricitabine systemic

Drug class: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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