Compare Stribild vs. Genvoya

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Stribild
(elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir)

Genvoya
(elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir)

Treats HIV infection. Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) is a convenient 4-in-1 medication and one of the first choices used to treat HIV infections.Treats HIV infection. Genvoya (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) is a convenient 4-in-1 medication. It's one of the first choices used to treat HIV infections and contains a newer medication that's safer for your kidneys and bones.
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Side effects
StribildGenvoya
  • Nausea 16%
  • Diarrhea 12%
  • Abnormal dreams 9%
  • Headache 7%
  • Fatigue 4%
  • Rash 4%
  • Dizziness 3%
  • Sleep difficulty 3%
  • Passing gas 2%
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  • Nausea 10%
  • Diarrhea 7%
  • Headache 6%
  • Fatigue 5%
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How it works
StribildGenvoya
Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) is a combination pill that contains four HIV drugs. It treats HIV infections by preventing the virus from attacking your immune cells and multiplying.Genvoya (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) is a combination pill that contains four HIV drugs. It treats HIV infections by preventing the virus from multiplying in your immune cells.
Type of medication
StribildGenvoya
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
StribildGenvoya
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
StribildGenvoya
Risk factors for serious side effects
StribildGenvoya
  • Liver disease
  • Women
  • Obesity
  • Hepatitis B Virus infection
  • History of bone fractures
Detailed Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) risks & warnings »
  • Liver disease
  • Women
  • Obesity
  • Hepatitis B Virus infection
  • History of kidney damage
Detailed Genvoya (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy
Interactions
StribildGenvoya
  • Can interact with many other drugs.
  • Can interact with many other drugs.
Food
StribildGenvoya
  • Take with food.
  • Take with food.
  • Should be taken with food.
Kidneys and liver
StribildGenvoya
  • First-choice treatment for HIV in patients with good kidney function.
  • Can't be used in patients with kidney problems.
  • Genvoya (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) has fewer side effects (headache, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea), and is safer on your kidneys and bones than Stribild.
Upsides and benefits
StribildGenvoya
  • First-choice treatment for HIV in patients with good kidney function.
  • One tablet contains four different HIV medications.
  • Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) is only taken once daily.
  • There are assistance programs available through the manufacturer of Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) if you need help paying for high insurance copays.
  • First-choice treatment for HIV infections.
  • One tablet contains four different HIV medications and is only taken once daily.
  • Genvoya (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) has fewer side effects (headache, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea), and is safer on your kidneys and bones than Stribild.
Downsides and risks
StribildGenvoya
  • Can't be used in patients with kidney problems.
  • Can interact with many other drugs.
  • Should be taken with food.
  • Can increase cholesterol levels.
  • Can interact with many other drugs.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
StribildGenvoya
  • Take around the same time each day.
  • Take with food.
  • If you take antacids, separate it from Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) by at least two hours.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medication while on Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) to prevent drug interactions.
  • Keep your regularly scheduled doctor's and lab appointments. These help ensure your medication is working well and safely.
  • Keep an eye out for any new symptoms or side effects you may start to feel while taking Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) and report them to your doctor.
  • Take around the same time each day.
  • Take with food.
  • If you take antacids, separate it from Genvoya (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) by at least two hours.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medication while on Genvoya (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) to prevent drug interactions.
  • Keep your regularly scheduled doctor's and lab appointments. These help ensure your medication is working well and safely.
  • Keep an eye out for any new symptoms or side effects you may start to feel while taking Genvoya (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir) and report them to your doctor.
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