Stribild can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of lactic acid in the blood) and liver problems.
Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal lactic acidosis:
Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal liver problems:
Stribild is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. If you have both HIV and HBV infection and take Stribild, your HBV infection may get worse (flare up) if you stop taking Stribild. The HBV drug adefovir dipivoxil (brand name: Hepsera) should not be taken with Stribild.
While taking Stribild, it is important to keep all of your appointments with your health care provider.
Stribild is a prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of HIV infection in adults who have never taken HIV medicines before. Stribild is a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV infection and should not be used with other HIV medicines.
Stribild contains the following four different medicines combined in one pill:
Integrase inhibitors block an HIV enzyme called integrase. (An enzyme is a protein that starts or increases the speed of a chemical reaction.) NRTIs block an HIV enzyme called reverse transcriptase. By blocking integrase and reverse transcriptase, the drugs in combination prevent HIV from multiplying and can reduce the amount of HIV in the body.
Stribild does not cure HIV/AIDS. People with HIV should stay on continuous HIV treatment as directed by their health care provider and should take steps to avoid passing HIV to others (for example, using a condom during sex).
Before taking Stribild, tell your health care provider:
Stribild comes in tablet form. Each tablet contains:
Take Stribild according to your health care provider’s instructions.
Take Stribild with food. Do not take Stribild with other HIV medicines.
If you take too much Stribild, contact your health care provider or local poison control center (1-800-222-1222) right away, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
For more information on how to take Stribild, see the FDA drug label from DailyMed. (DailyMed is a federal website that includes the most recent drug labels submitted to FDA.)
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. But if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and just take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.
Stribild can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of lactic acid in the blood) and liver problems. (See the WARNING above).
Other possible side effects of Stribild include:
Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Stribild. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist for more information on side effects of Stribild. You may also want to read this fact sheet about HIV medicines and side effects.You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
Last Reviewed: March 13, 2014
Last Updated: March 13, 2014