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 received HIV-1 medicines in the past, or to replace their current HIV-1 medicines for people whose healthcare provider determines that they meet certain requirements. HIV-1 is the virus that causes AIDS.
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 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.