Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva


emtricitabine / tenofovir disoproxil

This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.


Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva is used in combination with at least one other HIV medicine to treat adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), a virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). In addition it may be used from the age of 12 years in adolescents with HIV that is resistant to first-line treatments or who cannot take them because of side effects.

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva is also used to help prevent sexually transmitted HIV-1 infection in adults and adolescents who are at high risk of being infected (pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP). It should be used in combination with safer sex practices, such as use of condoms.

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva contains two active substances, emtricitabine (200 mg) and tenofovir disoproxil (245 mg). It is a ‘generic medicine’. This means that Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva contains the same active substance and works in the same way as a ‘reference medicine’ already authorised in the EU called Truvada.

This EPAR was last updated on 24/11/2023

Authorisation details

Product details
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva
Agency product number
Active substance
  • emtricitabine
  • tenofovir disoproxil phosphate
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
  • emtricitabine
  • tenofovir disoproxil
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
HIV Infections
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code

This is a generic medicine, which is developed to be the same as a medicine that has already been authorised, called the reference medicine. A generic medicine contains the same active substance(s) as the reference medicine, and is used at the same dose(s) to treat the same disease(s). For more information, see Generic and hybrid medicines.

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Zentiva k.s.
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address

U kabelovny 130
Dolni Mecholupy
102 37 Prague 10
Czech Republic

Product information

23/05/2023 Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva - EMEA/H/C/004137 - WS2486

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antivirals for systemic use

Therapeutic indication

Treatment of HIV-1 infection

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva is indicated in antiretroviral combination therapy for the treatment of HIV-1 infected adults.

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva is also indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infected adolescents, with NRTI resistance or toxicities precluding the use of first line agents.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva is indicated in combination with safer sex practices for pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection in adults and adolescents at high risk.

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