Emtriva Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
chest pain or tightness
cough or hoarseness
fever or chills
lower back or side pain
painful or difficult urination
troubled breathing with exertion
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Sensation of pins and needles
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Abdominal or stomach pain
darkening or redness of the skin
heartburn or indigestion
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
rash, hives, or welts on the skin
spots on your skin resembling a blister or pimple
Joint pain or swelling
unsteadiness or awkwardness
weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.