Compare Evotaz vs. Stribild

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Treats HIV infection.

Although not a first choice due to its side effects, Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) is still a good alternative for use with other medications to treat HIV.

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.

Upsides
  • If first-line choices for HIV medications are not an option, Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) is a good alternative to consider.
  • Taken only once daily.
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) is a combination of two different medications for HIV.
  • 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.
Downsides
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can interact with other medications so you should talk to your doctor before adding new treatments.
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can cause changes to heart rhythm.
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can affect your blood sugar levels, causing diabetes or worsening diabetes if you have it already.
  • Can't be used in patients with kidney problems.
  • Can interact with many other drugs.
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Side effects
6possible side effects
  • Yellowing of skin
    6%
  • Rash
    5%
  • Yellowing of eyes
    4%
  • Nausea
    2%
  • Diarrhea
    2%
  • Headache
    2%
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9possible side effects
  • Nausea
    16%
  • Diarrhea
    12%
  • Abnormal dreams
    9%
  • Headache
    7%
  • Fatigue
    4%
  • Rash
    4%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Insomnia
    3%
  • Flatulence
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Heartbeat problems
    • History of heartbeat problems
  • Kidney problems
    • Taking tenofovir DF
  • Kidney stones or gallstones
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome
    • HIV
    • Exposure to other infections
    • Start of a new HIV medication
    • Change in HIV therapy
  • Liver damage
    • History of liver damage
    • Hepatitis B or C
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • Prior severe allergic reaction to Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) or any of its individual drug components.
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  • Lactic acidosis | Enlarged, fatty liver
    • Liver disease
    • Women
    • Obesity
  • Cannot be used to treat Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
    • Hepatitis B Virus infection
  • Decreased bone mineral density
    • History of bone fractures
    • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney damage
    • History of kidney damage
    • Taking other medicines that can harm the kidneys
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome
    • HIV
    • Exposure to other infections
    • Start of a new HIV medication
    • Change in HIV therapy
  • Drug interactions
    • Taking medicines that interact with Stribild (elvitegravir / cobicistat / emtricitabine / tenofovir)
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