Taking the Shine Off Tivicay

Taking the Shine Off Tivicay

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In the three years since its Food and Drug Administration approval, Tivicay (dolutegravir) has become a mainstay of modern HIV treatment. It is one of the more powerful HIV drugs around, while having few problems with side effects, resistance or drug interactions.

In the three years since its Food and Drug Administration approval, Tivicay (dolutegravir) has become a mainstay of modern HIV treatment. It is one of the more powerful HIV drugs around, while having few problems with side effects, resistance or drug interactions.

So much so, that the scientists looking to simplify HIV treatment to a one- or two-drug regimen are focusing their efforts on Tivicay.

However, some recent, discouraging news about side effects may have taken the shine off Tivicay's reputation. It seems that more people than expected have complained of insomnia, dizziness and headache. How much of a concern is this?

Read on to find out more.

Image credit: ViiV Healthcare.