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Truvada Dosage

Generic name: emtricitabine 200mg, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated

Medically reviewed on May 18, 2018.

Testing Prior to Initiation of TRUVADA for Treatment of HIV-1 Infection or for HIV-1 PrEP

Prior to or when initiating TRUVADA, test patients for hepatitis B virus infection [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Prior to initiation and during use of TRUVADA, on a clinically appropriate schedule, assess serum creatinine, estimated creatinine clearance, urine glucose and urine protein in all patients. In patients with chronic kidney disease, also assess serum phosphorus [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].

HIV-1 Screening for Individuals Receiving TRUVADA for HIV-1 PrEP

Screen all patients for HIV-1 infection before initiating TRUVADA for HIV-1 PrEP and at least once every 3 months while taking TRUVADA [see Indications and Usage (1.2), Contraindications (4) and Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].

Recommended Dosage for Treatment of HIV-1 Infection in Adults and Pediatric Patients Weighing at Least 35 kg

TRUVADA is a two-drug fixed dose combination product containing emtricitabine (FTC) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). The recommended dosage of TRUVADA in adults and in pediatric patients weighing at least 35 kg is one tablet (containing 200 mg of FTC and 300 mg of TDF) once daily taken orally with or without food [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Recommended Dosage for Treatment of HIV-1 Infection in Pediatric Patients Weighing at Least 17 kg and Able to Swallow a Tablet

The recommended oral dosage of TRUVADA for pediatric patients weighing at least 17 kg and who can swallow a tablet is presented in Table 1. Tablets should be taken once daily with or without food. Weight should be monitored periodically and the TRUVADA dose adjusted accordingly.

Table 1 Dosing for Treatment of HIV-1 Infection in Pediatric Patients Weighing 17 kg to less than 35 kg
Body Weight (kg) Dosing of TRUVADA
(FTC/TDF)
17 to less than 22 one 100 mg /150 mg tablet once daily
22 to less than 28 one 133 mg /200 mg tablet once daily
28 to less than 35 one 167 mg /250 mg tablet once daily

Recommended Dosage for HIV-1 PrEP

The dosage of TRUVADA in HIV-1 uninfected adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kg is one tablet (containing 200 mg of FTC and 300 mg of TDF) once daily taken orally with or without food [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Dosage Adjustment in Patients with Renal Impairment

Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

Table 2 provides dosage interval adjustment for patients with renal impairment. No dosage adjustment is necessary for HIV-1 infected patients with mild renal impairment (creatinine clearance 50–80 mL/min). The safety and effectiveness of the dosing interval adjustment recommendations in patients with moderate renal impairment (creatinine clearance 30–49 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 (5.3)].

No data are available to make dosage recommendations in pediatric patients with renal impairment.

Table 2 Dosage Interval Adjustment for HIV-1 Infected Adult Patients with Altered Creatinine Clearance
Creatinine Clearance (mL/min)*
≥50 30–49 <30
(Including Patients Requiring Hemodialysis)
*
Calculated using ideal (lean) body weight
Recommended Dosing Interval Every 24 hours Every 48 hours TRUVADA is not recommended.

HIV-1 PrEP

TRUVADA for HIV-1 PrEP is not recommended in HIV-1 uninfected individuals with estimated creatinine clearance below 60 mL/min [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].

If a decrease in estimated creatinine clearance is observed in uninfected individuals while using TRUVADA for HIV-1 PrEP, evaluate potential causes and re-assess potential risks and benefits of continued use [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].

Further information

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