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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Chemical Name: EMTRICITIBINE (EM-trye-SYE-ta-been) and TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMARATE (ten-OH-foe-vir dye-soe-PROX-ill FYOU-mar-ate)
Truvada is an antiviral combination of 2 reverse transcriptase inhibitors used to treat HIV infection in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Note:Truvada is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
Emtricitabine IP 200mg, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate IP 300mg, which is equivalent to 245 mg of tenofovir disoproxil.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking Truvada include abnormal skin sensations; back pain; changes in body fat (eg, increased fat in the upper back and stomach areas, decreased fat in the face, arms, and legs); cough; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; indigestion; lightening of the skin color on the palms of hands or soles of feet; loss of appetite; nausea; sinus drainage; skin discoloration (small spots or freckles); sleeplessness; strange dreams; sweating; vomiting; weakness; or weight loss.
If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience bone pain; chest pain; chills; dark urine; decreased urination or difficulty urinating; dizziness; extreme weakness or tiredness; fast or irregular heartbeat; feeling cold, especially in the arms and legs; fever; increased thirst; increased urination; light-colored bowel movements (stools); lightheadedness; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); not feeling like eating for several days; numbness, burning, pain, or tingling in the hands or feet; shortness of breath; severe or persistent dizziness; sore throat; stomach pain with nausea and vomiting; unusual muscle pain; unusual tiredness; or yellowing of the skin or eyes.