Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 18, 2020.
Generic name: EMTRICITABINE 200mg
Dosage form: capsule, oral solution
Testing Prior to Initiation of Treatment with EMTRIVA
Prior to or when initiating EMTRIVA, test patients for hepatitis B virus infection [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
EMTRIVA is taken by mouth once daily and may be taken without regard to food [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)] .
Recommended Dosage in Adult Patients (18 years of age and older)
EMTRIVA capsules: One 200 mg capsule administered once daily orally.
EMTRIVA oral solution: 240 mg (24 mL) administered once daily orally.
Recommended Dosage in Pediatric Patients (0–3 months of age)
EMTRIVA oral solution: 3 mg per kg administered once daily orally.
Recommended Dosage in Pediatric Patients (3 months through 17 years of age)
EMTRIVA oral solution: 6 mg per kg up to a maximum of 240 mg (24 mL) administered once daily orally.
EMTRIVA capsules: For pediatric patients weighing more than 33 kg who can swallow an intact capsule, one 200 mg capsule administered once daily orally.
Dosage Adjustment in Patients with Renal Impairment
Table 1 provides dosage interval adjustment for patients with renal impairment. No dosage adjustment is necessary for patients with mild renal impairment (creatinine clearance 50–80 mL/min). The safety and effectiveness of dose adjustment recommendations in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance below 50 mL/min) have not been clinically evaluated. Therefore, clinical response to treatment and renal function should be closely monitored in these patients [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4), Use in Specific Populations (8.6)] .
|Creatinine Clearance (mL/min)|
|Formulation||≥50 mL/min||30–49 mL/min||15–29 mL/min||<15 mL/min or on hemodialysis *|
|200 mg every 24 hours||200 mg every 48 hours||200 mg every 72 hours||200 mg every 96 hours|
|240 mg every 24 hours
|120 mg every 24 hours
|80 mg every 24 hours
|60 mg every 24 hours
There are insufficient data available to make dosage recommendations in pediatric patients with renal impairment.
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