Tivicay

(dolutegravir)

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Works with other medicines to treat HIV infection.

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

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    $1654.55
Quick facts about Tivicay
  • Drug class: infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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).
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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
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How it works

Tivicay (dolutegravir) is an Integrase Inhibitor. It treats or prevents HIV by stopping the virus from replicating within cells in your immune system.

Quick facts about Tivicay
  • Drug class: infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Tivicay (dolutegravir) for HIV treatment

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  • Insomnia
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Side effect rates for Tivicay (dolutegravir)

From 403 clinical trials of Tivicay when taken for hiv infection treatment (50 mg)
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    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Tivicay.

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Risks and Warnings for Tivicay (dolutegravir)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Prior severe allergic reaction to Tivicay (dolutegravir) or any of its individual drug components.

    Rarely, Tivicay (dolutegravir) can cause severe allergic reactions that can be life threatening. If you suddenly get a high fever, blistering rash all over your body, or trouble breathing, go to the emergency room right away.

Common concerns from people taking Tivicay (dolutegravir)

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Interactions
  • Tivicay (dolutegravir) has very few interactions with other drugs.
Food
  • Can be taken with or without food.
Weight
  • Can be taken by children weighing at least 30kg (66lbs).