Is there much difference between lamivudine and emitricitabine?
25 October 2020. Related: All topics.
Because of lockdown I was stuck out of South Africa for 6 months so was given Avonza which uses lamivudine as opposed to Atenef which has emitricitabine, which is what I used to take. I’m now back in South Africa and back on Atenef, is this OK? Is there much difference?
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lamivudine and emitricitabine are very similar ARVs as the following notes- https://i-base.info/guides/1561 Therefore, it will be fine to go back to the Atenef which are you’ll see from the link is a generic version of Artripla.
If you’ve been outside of South Africa for 6 months, if you can it might be worth having a viral load test.