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An Overview of Complera (Rilpivirine/Tenofovir/Emtricitabine)

January 28, 2013

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What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you miss a dose within 12 hours of the time you usually take it, take your dose with a meal as soon as possible. Then take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. If you miss a dose by more than 12 hours of the time you usually take it, wait and then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take more than your prescribed dose to make up for a missed dose.


What side effects can Complera cause?

Complera can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood) and liver problems. (See the WARNING above.)

Other possible side effects of Complera include:

  • New or worse kidney problems.
  • Depression or mood changes. Tell your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms: feeling sad or hopeless; feeling anxious or restless; or having thoughts of hurting yourself (suicide) or have tried to hurt yourself.
  • Bone problems (softening or thinning).
  • Changes in body fat (lipodystrophy).
  • Changes in your immune system (immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome).

Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Complera. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist for more information on side effects of Complera.


How should Complera be stored?

  • Store Complera at room temperature, 77°F (25°C).
  • Keep Complera in its original container and keep the container tightly closed. Do not use Complera if the original seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing.
  • Keep Complera and all medicines out of reach of children.

Where can I find more information about Complera?

More information about Complera is available:


Manufacturer Information

Gilead Sciences
800-445-3235

The above Patient Version drug summary is based on the following FDA label(s): Tablet (film coated).

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