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Emtricitabine Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with emtricitabine:


Emtricitabine (Includes Emtricitabine) ↔ Hemodialysis

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: hemodialysis

Emtricitabine is removed by hemodialysis. Following an emtricitabine dose administered 1.5 hours before the hemodialysis session, approximately 30% of the dose was removed over three hours of hemodialysis (blood flow rate of 400 mL/min and a dialysate flow rate of 600 mL/min). Emtricitabine should be administered after hemodialysis.


  1. "Product Information. Emtriva (emtricitabine)." Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA.

Emtricitabine (Includes Emtricitabine) ↔ Renal Dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Renal Dysfunction

Emtricitabine is primarily eliminated by the kidney. Compared to patients with normal renal function (CrCl above 80 mL/min), peak plasma concentration (Cmax) and systemic exposure (AUC) of emtricitabine increased by 45% and 113%, respectively, in patients with moderate renal dysfunction (CrCl 30 to 49 mL/min), and 27% and 186%, respectively, in patients with severe renal dysfunction (CrCl below 30 mL/min). Systemic exposure was increased even further in patients with end-stage renal disease managed on dialysis. These patients had an approximately 3.5-fold increase in emtricitabine AUC compared to patients with normal renal function. Renal clearance of emtricitabine decreased by 68% and 86%, respectively, in patients with moderate and severe renal dysfunction. Dosage adjustment of emtricitabine is recommended for patients with CrCl below 50 mL/min, including patients on dialysis, in accordance with the manufacturer's product labeling. Clinical response to treatment and renal function should be closely monitored.


  1. "Product Information. Emtriva (emtricitabine)." Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA.

emtricitabine drug Interactions

There are 40 drug interactions with emtricitabine

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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