emtricitabine

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Related to Emtriva: Truvada, Viread

em·tri·cit·a·bine

 (ĕm′trĭ-sĭt′ə-bēn′, -sī′tə-)
n.
An antiviral drug, C8H10FN3O3S, that is a nucleoside reverse transcriptor inhibitor and is used in combination with other drugs to treat HIV infection or to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

[emtri- (probably Em(ory) University, where the drug was discovered + Tri(angle) Pharmaceuticals, company to which it was licensed) + -citabine, nucleoside analog antiviral and anticancer drug suff.; see zalcitabine.]
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emtricitabine

n emtricitabina
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The company's HIV franchise includes Truvada, a combination of two of its other drugs, Viread and Emtriva.
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Gilead markets Emtricitabine under the brand name Emtriva, and a fixed-dose combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is available under the brand name Truvada.
Emtricitabine is marketed by Gilead under the brand name Emtriva, and a fixed-dose combination of Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is made available under the brand name Truvada.
Preexposure prophylaxis (prEP) with Truvada, the entiretroviral pull that combines Viread (tenofovir) and Emtriva (emtricitabine), lowered the chance that HIV-negative gay men and transgender women would become infected in a large international trial.
Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb announce a collaboration to combine Sustiva, Emtriva, and Viread into a once-daily, one-pill regimen.
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Sustiva is a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and Emtriva and Viread are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.
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Gilead press release, August 26, 2004: Gilead announces preliminary 24-week data from study 934 comparing Viread and Emtriva to Combivir both in combination with efavirenz in patients with HIV.