Genvoya Special Precautions

elvitegravir + cobicistat + emtricitabine + tenofovir




DCH Auriga
Full Prescribing Info
Special Precautions
Genvoya contains lactose.
Tell the doctor if the patient is lactose intolerant or intolerant to other sugars. Genvoya contains lactose monohydrate. If the patient is lactose-intolerant, or if they have been told that they have an intolerance to other sugars, talk to the doctor before taking this medicine.
Do not stop taking Genvoya.
Do not stop taking Genvoya without talking to the doctor. Stopping Genvoya can seriously affect response to future treatment. If Genvoya is stopped for any reason, speak to a doctor before restarting taking Genvoya tablets.
When the supply of Genvoya starts to run low, get more from the doctor or pharmacist. This is very important because the amount of virus may start to increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time. The disease may then become harder to treat.
If the patient has both HIV infection and hepatitis B, it is especially important not to stop the Genvoya treatment without talking to the doctor first. They may require blood tests for several months after stopping treatment. In some patients with advanced liver disease or cirrhosis, stopping treatment is not recommended as this may lead to worsening of their hepatitis, which may be life-threatening.
Effects on the Ability to Drive and Use Machinery: Genvoya can cause dizziness. If the patient feels dizzy when taking Genvoya, do not drive and do not use any tools or machines.
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