Your healthcare provider is always your best source of information on HIV-1 and your treatment. You can review these common questions to get a better understanding of STRIBILD.
What is the most important information I should know about STRIBILD?
Who should not take STRIBILD?
Do not take STRIBILD if you also take a medicine that contains:
|Generic Name||Brand Name|
|Carbamazepine||Carbatrol®, Epitol®, Equetro®, Tegretol®, Tegretol-XR®, Teril®|
|Cisapride||Propulsid®, Propulsid Quicksolv®|
|D.H.E. 45®, Migranal®, Cafergot®, Migergot®, Ergostat®, Medihaler Ergotamine®, Wigraine®, Wigrettes®, Ergotrate®, Methergine®|
|Lovastatin||Advicor®, Altoprev®, Mevacor®|
|Midazolam, when taken by mouth|
|Rifampin||Rifadin®, Rifamate®, Rifater®,
|Sildenafil, when used for treating lung problems||Revatio®|
|Simvastatin||Simcor®, Vytorin®, Zocor®|
|The herb St. John’s wort||St. John’s wort|
What are the potential side effects of STRIBILD?
STRIBILD may cause side effects. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Click here to learn about the potential side effects of STRIBILD.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking STRIBILD?
Can I take STRIBILD if I’m pregnant?
What if I forget to take a dose of STRIBILD?
If you miss a dose of STRIBILD, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose of STRIBILD, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose of STRIBILD at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.
What if I run out of STRIBILD?
When your supply of STRIBILD starts to run low, talk to your healthcare provider or go to your pharmacy right away. This is very important because the amount of virus in your blood may increase if you stop taking the medicine for even a short time. The virus may develop resistance to STRIBILD and become harder to treat.
How do I store STRIBILD?
Store STRIBILD at room temperature, 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C), in its original container. You should keep the container tightly closed. Do not use STRIBILD if the seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing.
Do I need to take STRIBILD with food?
Yes, STRIBILD should be taken with food, which helps get the right amount of medicine in your body.
Can I get help paying for STRIBILD?
If you’re concerned about how you will pay for STRIBILD, click here for a list of programs that may be able to help, including the Gilead Advancing Access® program
STRIBILD can cause serious side effects:
STRIBILD® is a prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 in adults who have never taken HIV-1 medicines before. STRIBILD can also replace current HIV-1 medicines for some adults who have an undetectable viral load (less than 50 copies/mL of virus in their blood) and whose healthcare provider determines that they meet certain other requirements. STRIBILD combines 4 medicines into 1 pill to be taken once a day with food. STRIBILD is a complete single tablet regimen and should not be used with other HIV-1 medicines.
STRIBILD does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS. To control HIV-1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses you must keep taking STRIBILD. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to reduce the risk of passing HIV-1 to others. Always practice safer sex and use condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with body fluids. Never reuse or share needles or other items that have body fluids on them.
The information in this section is intended for residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.
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