HIV/AIDS Glossary

Fixed-Dose Combination (FDC)

Two or more drugs contained in a single dosage form, such as a capsule or tablet. An example of a fixed-dose combination (FDC) HIV drug is Atripla (a combination of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate). By reducing the number of pills a person must take each day, fixed-dose combination drugs can help improve adherence to an HIV treatment regimen.

Related Term(s): Adherence, Drug Class, Regimen Simplification

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HIV medicines are combined into one pill.

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