Compare Triumeq vs. Baraclude

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Treats HIV infections.

Triumeq (abacavir / dolutegravir / lamivudine) is a 3-in-1 tablet and is one of the first choices used in treating HIV infections. Your doctor will test you to see if you're at risk for developing an allergic reaction to Triumeq (abacavir / dolutegravir / lamivudine) before prescribing it.

Treats hepatitis B.

Baraclude (entecavir) works well to treat hepatitis B, but tenofovir (Viread or Vemlidy) might be the better choice if you’ve taken other oral medicines for hepatitis B before or also have HIV.

Upsides
  • One of the first choice medications used to treat HIV.
  • Can take once daily and with or without food.
  • Triumeq (abacavir / dolutegravir / lamivudine) contains three different HIV drugs in one tablet.
  • Baraclude (entecavir) is a first-choice medicine to treat hepatitis B.
  • Safer option for people with kidney damage.
  • Side effects are mild and short-lived.
  • Can be used in children as young as 2 years old.
  • Conveniently comes as a liquid for children and people who struggle to swallow pills.
Downsides
  • Can increase your risk of heart attack, especially if you have high blood pressure, high cholestorol, diabetes, or if you smoke.
  • Triumeq (abacavir / dolutegravir / lamivudine) is not recommended if you have liver problems or poor kidney health.
  • Some people have had severe allergic reactions while taking Triumeq (abacavir / dolutegravir / lamivudine). Your doctor will test you for any possible risk of reaction before starting.
  • Doesn't cure hepatitis B.
  • Might not be a good choice for people who’ve taken Epivir HBV (lamivudine) in the past due to the possibility of resistance.
  • Not the first choice for people with both hepatitis B and HIV.
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Used for
  • Hepatitis B
  • Prevention of hepatitis B reinfection after liver transplant
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
3possible side effects
  • Insomnia
    3%
  • Headache
    2%
  • Fatigue
    2%
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2possible side effects
  • Headache
    4%
  • Tiredness
    3%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Severe allergic reaction
    • Previous allergic reaction to Triumeq or abacavir
    • Presence of HLA-B*5701 gene
  • Lactic acidosis | Enlarged, fatty liver
    • Liver disease
    • Women
    • Obesity
  • Worsening of hepatitis B or C
    • Hepatitis B infection
    • Hepatitis C infection
  • Fat redistribution
    • HIV treatment
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome
    • HIV
    • Exposure to other infections
    • Start of a new HIV medication
    • Change in HIV therapy
  • Heart attack
    • History of coronary heart disease
    • High blood pressure
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Smoking
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  • Worsening of hepatitis B infection
    • Stopping Baraclude (entecavir)
  • Hepatitis B and HIV co-infection
    • HIV infection
  • Buildup of acid in the blood and swollen, fatty liver
    • Obesity
    • History of liver disease
    • Women
    • Taking Baraclude (entecavir) for a long time
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