WHAT IS DELSTRIGO?
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DELSTRIGO is a complete, one-pill prescription HIV medicine used to treat human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection in adults who have not taken HIV-1 medicines before. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

 

 

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In short, HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.

HIV progressively attacks the body’s immune system and, if left untreated over time, can cause AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

DELSTRIGO is a complete, one-pill prescription HIV medicine used to treat human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection in adults who have not taken HIV-1 medicines before.

It’s simple—just three syllables: del-STREE-go.

DELSTRIGO can cause serious side effects, including: worsening of hepatitis B virus (HBV). If you have both HIV-1 and HBV and stop taking DELSTRIGO, your HBV may get worse. Do not stop taking DELSTRIGO without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to monitor your health. Your doctor should test you for HBV infection before you start treatment with DELSTRIGO.

In a study, the most common side effects were: dizziness 7%, nausea 5%, and abnormal dreams 5%.

DELSTRIGO may also cause serious side effects, including:

  • New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure. Your doctor should do blood and urine tests to check your kidneys before you start and during treatment. They may tell you to stop taking DELSTRIGO if you develop new or worsening kidney problems
  • Bone problems, such as bone pain and softening or thinning (which may lead to fractures). Your doctor may need to do tests to check your bones

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms during treatment with DELSTRIGO: bone pain that does not go away or worsening bone pain; pain in your arms, legs, hands or feet; broken (fractured) bones; or muscle pain or weakness. These may be symptoms of a bone or kidney problem.

  • Changes in your immune system (Immune Reconstitution Syndrome) when you start taking HIV-1 medicines. Your immune system may get stronger and begin to fight infections that have been hidden in your body for a long time. Tell your doctor right away if you start having any new symptoms after starting your HIV-1 medicine

These are not all the possible side effects of DELSTRIGO.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ultimately, your doctor will determine whether DELSTRIGO is right for you. But until the decision is made, it’s important to know that you should not take DELSTRIGO if you take any of the following medicines:

  • carbamazepine
  • oxcarbazepine
  • phenobarbital
  • phenytoin
  • enzalutamide
  • rifampin
  • rifapentine
  • mitotane
  • St. John’s wort

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above. If you have taken any of the medicines in the past 4 weeks, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting DELSTRIGO.

Do not take DELSTRIGO if you have ever had an allergic reaction to lamivudine.

It is not known if DELSTRIGO can harm your unborn baby.

Do not breastfeed if you take DELSTRIGO. Women with HIV should not breastfeed because their babies could be infected with HIV through their breast milk.

Take DELSTRIGO every day, exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.

DELSTRIGO is one pill that’s usually taken by itself (without other HIV-1 medicines) once a day, at about the same time every day, with or without food.

 

 


 
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Worsening of hepatitis B virus infection (HBV). If you have both HIV-1 and HBV and stop taking DELSTRIGO, your HBV may suddenly get worse. Do not stop taking DELSTRIGO without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to monitor your health. Your doctor should test you for HBV infection before you start treatment with DELSTRIGO.