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 could be signs of lactic acidosis:
Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that could be signs of 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.
Avoid taking Stribild with other HIV medicines. Certain HIV medicines, if taken with Stribild, may cause serious side effects.
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) to treat HIV infection in adults:
Stribild contains the following four different medicines combined in one pill:
Integrase inhibitors (such as elvitegravir) block an HIV enzyme called integrase. (An enzyme is a protein that starts or increases the speed of a chemical reaction.) NRTIs (such as emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) 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.
HIV medicines can’t cure HIV/AIDS, but taking a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) every day helps people with HIV live longer, healthier lives. HIV medicines also reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
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 need to take a medicine for indigestion (antacid) that contains aluminum and magnesium hydroxide or calcium carbonate during treatment with Stribild, take it at least 2 hours before or after you take Stribild.
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.)
If you miss a dose of Stribild, 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 may cause side effects. Most side effects from Stribild are manageable, but a few can be serious. Serious side effects of Stribild 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. To learn more about possible side effects of Stribild, read the drug label or package insert or talk to your health care provider or pharmacist.
The AIDSinfo fact sheet on HIV Medicines and Side Effects also includes information that may apply to Stribild.You can report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or online at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/.
More information about Stribild is available:
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Last Reviewed: September 9, 2016