Emtricitabine Uses, Precautions, Dosage, How to Take and Side Effects

Common side effects Emtricitabine may include:

  • headache, mild dizziness, strange dreams
  • mild diarrhea, mild nausea, upset stomach
  • darkened patches of skin on your palms and/or soles
  • mild skin rash
  • change in the shape or location of body fat (especially in the arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and trunk)

Serious side effects Emtricitabine. Tell your doctor if you have:

  • signs of a new infection – fever, night sweats, swollen glands, mouth sores, diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss
  • chest pain (especially when you breathe), dry cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath
  • cold sores, sores on your genital or anal area
  • rapid heart rate, feeling anxious or irritable, weakness or prickly feeling, problems with balance or eye movement
  • trouble speaking or swallowing, severe lower back pain, loss of bladder or bowel control
  • swelling in your neck or throat (enlarged thyroid), menstrual changes