Is STRIBILD right for you?
STRIBILD® is a complete HIV-1 medicine, because it has everything patients need to treat HIV-1 in just 1 pill, taken once a day. It should not be taken with other HIV-1 medicines.
STRIBILD is for people 12 years and older and weigh at least 77 pounds who are:
- Starting HIV-1 treatment and have never taken HIV-1 medicines before
- Replacing their current HIV-1 medicines, 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
Talk to your healthcare provider to see if STRIBILD is right for you. Bring a list of all the medicines you are taking to your healthcare provider, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. And be ready to share your health history in detail.
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have or have had liver problems, including hepatitis virus infection
- Have or have had kidney or bone problems
- Have any other medical conditions
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if STRIBILD can harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while taking STRIBILD
- Are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. HIV-1 can be passed to the baby in breast milk.
Questions to ask your healthcare provider
This list of questions can help you discuss important topics with your healthcare provider.
Before you take STRIBILD
- What should I know about taking HIV medicine?
- Can I take 1 pill once a day to treat HIV-1?
- Is STRIBILD the right medicine for me?
- What are the possible side effects of STRIBILD?
- Will any medicines I’m taking interfere with how STRIBILD works?
- How should I take STRIBILD?
After you start taking STRIBILD
- If I’m finding it difficult to take STRIBILD, what should I do?
- If I notice changes in my health while taking STRIBILD, what should I do?
- If I have any side effects, what should I do?
- What do I do if I become pregnant?
- What do I do if I’m starting a new medicine?
- What other steps can I take for a healthier lifestyle?
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What is the most important information I should know about STRIBILD®?
STRIBILD can cause serious side effects:
- Build-up of an acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious medical emergency. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include feeling very weak or tired, unusual (not normal) muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain with nausea or vomiting, feeling cold (especially in your arms and legs), feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and/or a fast or irregular heartbeat.
- Serious liver problems. The liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and fatty (steatosis). Symptoms of liver problems include your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice), dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored bowel movements (stools), loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, and/or stomach pain.
- You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or serious liver problems if you are female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking STRIBILD for a long time. In some cases, these serious conditions have led to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of these conditions.
- Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. If you also have HBV and stop taking STRIBILD, your hepatitis may suddenly get worse. Do not stop taking STRIBILD without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to monitor your health. STRIBILD is not approved for the treatment of HBV.
What is STRIBILD?
STRIBILD® is a prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 in people 12 years and older and weigh at least 77 pounds. It can either be used in people who are starting HIV-1 treatment and have never taken HIV-1 medicines before, or people who are replacing their current HIV-1 medicines and whose healthcare provider determines that they meet certain requirements. These include having an undetectable viral load (less than 50 copies/mL of virus in their blood) for 6 months or more on their current HIV-1 treatment. 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.