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Generic PrEP (pre exposure prophylaxis) is a tablet treatment you take before sex to reduce your risk of getting HIV. You can take it regularly or on-demand. Talk to us to get treatment recommendations from our experts, and order generic PrEP online.

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This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.

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What are generic PrEP tablets?

A generic PrEP tablet is a course of HIV drugs designed to lower your risk of getting HIV. It can protect HIV-negative people against the virus. Research shows that Generic PrEP has up to 99% chance of reducing your risk of getting HIV from sexual intercourse. It can also reduce your risk of getting the virus from injection drug use by at least 74%.

What are generic PrEP tablets prescribed to treat?

It’s prescribed to prevent HIV, a virus that affects the cells in your immune system, which makes it harder for your body to fight off infections and diseases. PrEP helps reduce the chance of infection for people who are at risk. But it’s important to take it correctly to get the most protection from it. Once HIV is unable to make copies of itself or replicate, it dies.

How do generic PrEP tablets work?

The active ingredients in PrEP, emtricitabine and tenofovir, stop the enzyme that HIV needs to develop in the body from working properly. This prevents the virus from getting into your cells and replicating.

Taking PrEP before exposure is key to its effectiveness in blocking HIV from reproducing. PrEP can be easily confused with PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), but they are two very different treatments. PEP is used as an emergency measure after being exposed to the virus, rather than as a preventative medication.

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How to take generic PrEP tablets

You can take PrEP either daily or on demand. How you take it depends on how far in advance you’re planning to have sex, and how frequently you have sex.

If you’re taking PrEP on a daily basis, take one tablet at the same time each day, with or without food.

If you’re using PrEP on-demand, and if you know you might have sex without a condom 24 hours in advance, take two tablets 2-24 hours before you have sex, and then take one pill 24 hours later. And then take one more pill 24 hours after that. If you’re having sex for an extended amount of time (so over the course of a few days or a weekend) you should take a pill every 24 hours until you have two days where you’re sex-free.

Taking PrEP on demand is only suitable if you’re having anal sex. So if you’re having vaginal
sex, you should take it on a daily basis. You can take PrEP either daily or on demand if you’re using it for anal sex, though.

There are other ways that you can take PrEP too, such as the 4 pill per week schedule. Our clinician can discuss further methods of using PrEP with you.

How effective are generic PrEP tablets?

If you take it correctly, it’s very effective. More than 90%. It’s far less effective when you don’t take it as instructed, though. You get maximum protection from HIV for anal sex at around seven days if you’re taking it daily. For vaginal sex and injection drug use, PrEP offers the most protection at approximately 21 days on a daily schedule.

What to do if you forget to take it

It depends on whether you’re having anal sex or vaginal sex.

If you’re having anal sex and if you’re taking PrEP daily, missing a dose here and there shouldn’t affect your protection too much. You’ll still have a high level of it. You need to take PrEP at least four days a week for good protection. If you miss more doses than this, you’re not going to get enough protection from HIV if you’re having sex without a condom. And if you’ve missed more than three doses of PrEP during the week and are having sex without a condom, you may need to take PEP. You should get in touch with a clinician or a healthcare professional immediately in these circumstances.

If you’re using PrEP on demand, it’s very important that you don’t miss any doses. If you’ve missed any doses and had sex without a condom or if the condom has broken, you may need to use PEP. If you didn’t take a dose before sex, take twice the amount as soon as you can after sex. You’ll also need to contact a clinician within 72 hours. They can then advise you on whether you should take PEP.

For vaginal and sex, you need to take PrEP for at least six days a week to ensure that you get strong protection. If you miss more than one dose in a week, you won’t have protection from HIV if you’re not using a condom for sex, and you may need to take PEP. You should get in touch with a clinician immediately about this.

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FAQ: Generic PrEP

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Is generic PrEP safe for me to use?

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You’ll need to speak to a clinician in the first instance, so that they can decide if PrEP is safe for you to use based on your health background.

You’ll also need to have had the following checks before we can prescribe you with PrEP:

  • A complete STI screening (we advise you to have one every three months, even if you’ve not got any symptoms)

  • An HIV antibody antigen test at your local clinic. These can give you an accurate result four weeks after any potential HIV exposure.

  • A test for hepatitis B, to make sure that you don’t have an active hepatitis B infection

  • A blood test to assess your kidney function. It’s rare, but PrEP can affect your kidneys.

Generic PrEP vs. Truvada

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Generic PrEP and Truvada work in the same way in the body, and they’re as effective as each other. The only real difference is that Truvada is the branded treatment, and generic PrEP is the generic option. So the packaging and the tablets themselves may look different, and generic PrEP is cheaper because it isn’t branded. But otherwise, they work in almost the same way.

Can generic PrEP be taken with other antivirals?

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Generic PrEP drugs are usually well tolerated with other antivirals. But you should let our clinician know if you’re already taking antiviral treatment, so they can advise you on whether PrEP is safe for you to use alongside them.

Can I buy generic PrEP over the counter?

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No. PrEP is a prescription only treatment, so you’ll need to speak to a clinician about its suitability for you, and so that they can decide if it’s safe for you to use based on your medical background. It’s a medication that requires monitoring from a clinician. Our clinical team will keep in touch with you on a regular basis to see how you’re getting on with it.

Why should you buy generic PrEP online with Treated?

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