Darunavir; Cobicistat; Emtricitabine; Tenofovir alafenamide oral tablets

What is this medicine?

DARUNAVIR; COBICISTAT; EMTRICITABINE; TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE (da ROON a veer; koe BIS i stat; em tri SIT uh bean; te NOE fo veer) is 3 antiretroviral medicines and a medication booster in 1 tablet. It is used to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. This medicine can lower, but not fully prevent, the risk of spreading HIV to others.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. For your anti-HIV therapy to work as well as possible, take each dose exactly as prescribed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine even if you feel better. Skipping doses may make the HIV virus resistant to this medicine and other medicines. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • loss of appetite

  • muscle pain or weakness

  • nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain

  • pain in the lower back or side

  • rash, fever, and swollen lymph nodes

  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

  • signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as being more thirsty or hungry or having to urinate more than normal. You may also feel very tired or have blurry vision.

  • signs and symptoms of kidney injury like trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-colored stools; loss of appetite; right upper belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • headache

  • weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • adefovir

  • alfuzosin

  • certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat such as dronedarone, ivabradine, ranolazine

  • certain medicines for seizures such as carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, phenytoin, phenobarbital

  • cisapride

  • colchicine (if you have liver or kidney problems)

  • elbasvir; grazoprevir

  • irinotecan

  • lurasidone

  • medicines for cholesterol such as lomitapide, lovastatin, simvastatin

  • medicines for headaches such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, methylergonovine

  • midazolam

  • naloxegol

  • other medicine for HIV or AIDS

  • pimozide

  • rifampin

  • sildenafil (for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension)

  • St. John's wort

  • triazolam

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • artemether; lumefantrine

  • bosentan

  • certain antibiotics such as aminoglycosides, clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, rifabutin, rifapentine

  • certain medications for anxiety or sleep such as buspirone, diazepam, estazolam, zolpidem

  • certain medicines for blood pressure and heart disease such as amlodipine, carvedilol, diltiazem, felodipine, metoprolol, nifedipine, timolol, verapamil

  • certain medicines for cancer such as dasatinib, nilotinib, vinblastine, vincristine

  • certain medicines for depression such as amitriptyline, desipramine, imipramine, nortriptyline, paroxetine, sertraline, and trazodone

  • certain medicines for erectile dysfunction such as avanafil, sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil

  • certain medicines for fungal infection such as isavuconazonium, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole

  • certain medicines for psychiatric disturbances such as perphenazine, quetiapine, risperidone, thioridazine

  • certain medicines for seizures such as clonazepam, eslicarbazepine, oxcarbazepine

  • certain medicines for viral infections such as acyclovir, cidofovir, glecaprevir; pibrentasvir, valacyclovir, ganciclovir, valganciclovir

  • certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots such as apixaban, betrixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, rivaroxaban, ticagrelor, warfarin

  • clopidogrel

  • female hormones, such as estrogens and progestins and birth control pills

  • fesoterodine

  • medicines for cholesterol such as atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin

  • medicines for irregular heart beat such as amiodarone, digoxin, disopyramide, flecainide, lidocaine, mexiletine, propafenone, quinidine

  • medicines that lower your chance of fighting infection such as cyclosporine, everolimus, sirolimus, tacrolimus

  • narcotic medicines for pain such as buprenorphine, buprenorphine; naloxone, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone, tramadol

  • non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • salmeterol

  • solifenacin

  • steroid medicines such as betamethasone, budesonide, ciclesonide, dexamethasone, fluticasone, methylprednisolone, mometasone, triamcinolone

  • ticagrelor

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diabetes

  • hemophilia

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to darunavir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, tenofovir, sulfa medicines, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservative

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care provider for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

This medicine may cause serious skin reactions. They can happen weeks to months after starting the medicine. Contact your health care provider right away if you notice fevers or flu-like symptoms with a rash. The rash may be red or purple and then turn into blisters or peeling of the skin. Or, you might notice a red rash with swelling of the face, lips or lymph nodes in your neck or under your arms.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

If you have hepatitis B, talk to your doctor if you plan to stop this medicine. The symptoms of hepatitis B may get worse if you stop this medicine.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom.

This medicine may increase blood sugar. Ask your healthcare provider if changes in diet or medicines are needed if you have diabetes.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2021 Elsevier
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