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FDA Approves Truvada-Like HIV Tablet Temixys
« on: November 30, 2018, 05:20:10 am »
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FDA Approves Truvada-Like HIV Tablet Temixys
The tablet from the South Korean company Celltrion contains tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and lamivudine.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the dual-antiretroviral (ARV) combination tablet Temixys (lamivudine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), which is manufactured by South Korean biopharmaceutical company Celltrion Inc., Pulse reports.

The tablet, which is to be used in combination with at least one other ARV to treat HIV, is similar to Gilead Sciences’ Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine). They both contain tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, which is manufactured as an individual tablet under the brand name Viread and is a nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). The second medications in each tablet are also NRTIs: Lamivudine (brand name Epivir) is in Temixys, and emtricitabine (brand name Emtriva) is in Truvada.

Temixys is not approved for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Truvada is the only medication currently approved for that purpose. Various studies are under way investigating different medications and forms of PrEP, including a long-acting injectable medication.
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