Truvada Linked to Kidney and Bone Injuries

New York City Drug Injury Lawyers

Truvada is a mixture of emtricitabine and tenofovir and is prescribed in combination with other therapies for HIV treatment. Truvada has been linked to a number of side effects, including: kidney damage, kidney failure, decreased bone mineral density, and lactic acidosis.

Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP is aggressively investigating potential claims and filing lawsuits against the manufacturer, Gilead Sciences Inc., for these risks and failing to warn of them. Other drugs are Viread, Atripla, Complera and Stribild.

We are backed by 30+ years of legal experience in the field of dangerous drug claims, and we’re ready to help you and your family recover. If you or someone you know has suffered liver damage from Truvada, contact Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP for a free consultation.


You can speak to one of our lawyers by calling (888) 260-0473.


Litigation Against Gilead for Withholding Release of a Safer Drug

Recently, a lawsuit was filed claiming Gilead halted drug development based on tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) as far back as 2004 to protect patent profits based on tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). According to the lawsuit, Gilead did this despite knowing that TAF-based meds were safer.

The lawsuit contends that patients who took the TDF medications were exposed to kidney and bone mineralization problems associated with the older drugs, which require significantly higher doses than the newer, TAF-based regimens do.

Gilead’s TDF medications are: Viread, Truvada, Atripla, Complera and Stribild. The safer, lower-dose TAF medications are: Genvoya , Odefsey and Descovy. The TAF medications are associated with fewer and less serious side effects.

Kidney Damage Symptoms

People suffering from kidney damage may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Anemia;
  • Bruising;
  • Weakness;
  • Confusion;
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Thirst;
  • Skin color changes;
  • Swelling; and/or
  • Decreased urine.

Bone Injury Symptoms

People suffering from bone damage may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Worsening bone pain;
  • Fractures;
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis;
  • Discomfort in the extremities; and/or
  • Muscular pain.

Fighting for Recovery

At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we work closely with clients suffering from the side effects of dangerous drugs to determine the full and fair financial recompense they are owed. Our goal is to help victims of medical negligence obtain the compensation they need to pay for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.


Call (888) 260-0473 to set up your free consultation with one of our experienced litigators.

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