Darunavir-Cobi-Emtri-Tenof Ala

Pronounced

"dar-UE-na-vir/koe-BIK-i-stat/EM-trye-SYE-ta-been/ten-OF-oh-vir AL -a-FEN-a-mide"

Common brand names:

Symtuza

Uses

This product is used to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life. This product contains 4 different medications: darunavir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide. Darunavir is known as a protease inhibitor. Cobicistat helps darunavir work better. Emtricitabine is called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, while tenofovir alafenamide is called a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor; both kinds of drugs are often called NRTIs.

Darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during sexual activity as directed by your doctor. Do not share personal items (such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you have trouble swallowing this medication whole, you may split the tablet with a tablet cutter before taking it. Take each part of the split tablet right away.

It is very important to continue taking this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses.

For the best effect, take this medication at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time every day.

Do not take more or less of this drug than prescribed or stop taking it even for a short time unless directed to do so by your doctor. Doing so may cause the amount of virus to increase, make the infection more difficult to treat (resistant), or worsen side effects.

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