Compare Tivicay vs. Stribild

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Works with other medicines to treat HIV infection.

Tivicay (dolutegravir) is currently one of the top choices in its drug class to be used in treating HIV infectons.

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
  • First-line treatment for preventing HIV infection in combination with other HIV medications.
  • There is less resistance to Tivicay (dolutegravir) compared to other drugs in its class.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • Tivicay (dolutegravir) has very few interactions with other drugs.
  • Can be taken by children weighing at least 30kg (66lbs).
  • 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
  • Has to be taken at the same time(s) every day or your body can become resistant to the medication.
  • Can't be taken on its own to treat HIV.
  • Can cause changes in how fat is dsitributed in your body
  • Can't be used in patients with kidney problems.
  • Can interact with many other drugs.
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Side effects
3possible side effects
  • Insomnia
    3%
  • Headache
    2%
  • Fatigue
    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
  • Allergic reactions
    • Prior severe allergic reaction to Tivicay (dolutegravir) or any of its individual drug components.
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome
    • HIV
    • Exposure to other infections
    • Start of a new HIV medication
    • Change in HIV therapy
  • Increased liver function tests
    • History of liver disease
    • Hepatitis B or C infection
  • Fat redistribution
    • HIV treatment
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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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