Emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir (trade names Complera
, Eviplera) is a fixed dose combination of antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of HIV. The drug was co-developed by Gilead Sciences and Johnson & Johnson's Tibotec division and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2011, and by the European Medicines Agency in November 2011, for patients who have not previously been treated for HIV. It is available as a once-a-day single tablet.
In Europe it is commercialized as Eviplera and in the US as Complera
Emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir is indicated for treatment of HIV-1 in adults naïve to HIV-1 medications (where the virus has not developed resistance to these anti-HIV medications) and who have no more than 100,000 copies per mL of HIV-1 RNA in their blood (“viral load”).
Use of emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir with the following medicines is contraindicated, as they lead to reduced blood levels of rilpivirine and in turn reduce the effectiveness of emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir: