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Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

What are Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)?

Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) are active inhibitors of reverse transcriptase found in retroviruses such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The different nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors may be activated differently but they have the same mechanism of action. NRTIs are activated generally by phosphorylation to the triphosphate form by cellular enzymes. It then competes with cellular triphosphates, which are substrates for proviral DNA by viral reverse transcriptase. NRTIs are used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

List of Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs):

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
adefovir systemic (Pro)
0 reviews
entecavir systemic (Pro)
2 reviews
telbivudine systemic (Pro)
0 reviews
didanosine systemic (Pro)
0 reviews
tenofovir systemic (Pro)
21 reviews
tenofovir alafenamide systemic (Pro)
1 review
lamivudine systemic (Pro)
4 reviews
zidovudine systemic (Pro)
1 review
abacavir systemic (Pro)
1 review
stavudine systemic (Pro)
0 reviews
emtricitabine systemic (Pro)
0 reviewsAdd rating
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Medical conditions associated with nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs):