Emtricitabine is used in the treatment of HIV infection
How it works
Emtricitabine belongs to class of medication called antiretroviral medicines. It works by inhibiting the enzyme needed for DNA synthesis (nucleoside reverse transcriptase) thereby lowering the growth and decrease the amount of HIV in body.
Common side effects
Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Abnormal dreams, Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood, Increased creatine kinase level in blood, Indigestion, Insomnia, Rash, Itching, Vomiting, Pain, Weakness