Welcome to

Our website ensures an easy ordering process for affordable HIV/AIDS and PrEP medications, as well as protection of our customers' information. Having an account on our website allows you to place your orders easily, upload your prescriptions safely, view your order history, and even earn discounts.

If you have not ordered from us before:
You can create an account for free by clicking here.

Please take a moment to learn how to order. If you have any trouble, please call us at 1-888-243-7675.

Australia: +61 (2) 90537441 Switzerland: +41 (44) 7982088

We invite you to explore our website and save money on your HIV/AIDS and PrEP medications!


What is Descovy Medication Used For? Side Effects and Dosage

What is Descovy Medication Used For? Side Effects and Dosage

What is Descovy?

Descovy is a fixed-dose anti-HIV pill containing emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide. Tenofovir alafenamide, also known as TAF, is in the drug class nucleotide analogues, while emtricitabine, also known as FTC, is in the drug class nucleoside analogues. Descovy is manufactured by Gilead Sciences.

What is This Medication Used For?

Descovy ingredients are used as part of antiretroviral therapy, or ART, which helps treat HIV. While there is no current cure for HIV, ART helps to slow down or stop the spread of the virus within the blood. Both ingredients in Descovy are used to interfere with the enzyme reverse transcriptase (RT), which plays a role in producing new viruses with HIV-infected cells. When the enzyme is inhibited, fewer viruses are produced.

Descovy is used in combination with other antriretroviral drugs, typically those from different drug classes, such as protease inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, and/or non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs).  

How to Take It  

Descovy is an oral pill that is taken once daily with or without food. It is mean to be taken in combination with other antiretroviral medications.

Descovy Side Effects

This combination pill is known to be safe and well-tolerated. However, there are some adverse effects associated with its use. If you experience any severe side effects, stop taking the drug and contact a doctor immediately.

Common Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Lack of energy or tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Severe Side Effects

  • Rash
  • Inflammation of the stomach lining
  • Vomiting
  • Depression


Descovy is available in two different dosage strengths: 210mg tablets and 225mg tablets. The 210mg strength tablet is grey in color and contains 10mg of tenofovir alafenamide and 200mg of emtricitabine. The 225mg strength tablet is blue in color and contains 25mg of tenofovir alafenamide and 200mg of emtricitabine. The standard adult dose for Descovy is 1 pill taken once a day. However, the strength of the pill prescribed is based on the other medications in the patient’s ART regimen.

The manufacturer who makes Descovy recommends the lower strength tablets for people who are taking protease inhibitors with boosting agents such as ritonavir and cobicistat. For people who are taking NNRTIs, integrase inhibitors, and/or co-receptor blockers, the manufacturer recommends the higher dose tablet. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist and discuss what other medications you are taking in order to determine the right dose of Descovy for you.

Reset your password

Please enter your email below, and we will send you a new password.

Still having trouble signing in?

If you're unable to reset your password, please call Customer Service at 1-888-243-7675.