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An Overview of Stribild (Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/FTC/Tenofovir)

November 30, 2012

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How should I take Stribild?

Stribild comes in tablet form. Each tablet contains:

  • 150 mg elvitegravir.
  • 150 mg cobicistat.
  • 200 mg emtricitabine (brand name: Emtriva).
  • 300 mg tenofovir disproxil fumarate (brand name: Viread).

Take Stribild with food. Do not take Stribild in combination with other anti-HIV medicines.

If you take too much Stribild, contact your local poison control center (1-800-222-1222) or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

For more information on how to take Stribild, see the FDA drug label from DailyMed. (DailyMed is a federal website that includes the most recent drug labels submitted to FDA.)

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. But if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and just take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.

What side effects can Stribild cause?

Stribild 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 Stribild include:

  • New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure.
  • Bone problems.
  • 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 Stribild. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist for more information on side effects of Stribild.

How should Stribild be stored?

  • Store Stribild at room temperature, 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Keep Stribild in its original container and keep the container tightly closed.
  • Do not use Stribild if the original seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing.
  • Keep Stribild and all medicines out of reach of children.

Where can I find more information about Stribild?

Manufacturer Information

Gilead Sciences

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