Brand name: Biktarvy TM
Active ingredients: bictegravir + emtricitabine + tenofovir alafenamide
What it is used for
BIKTARVY is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and paediatric patients weighing at least 25 kg who are antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve or to replace the current antiretroviral regimen in those who are virologically-suppressed (HIV-1 RNA < 50 copies/mL) on a stable antiretroviral regimen at the start of therapy with no history of treatment failure, and no known substitutions associated with resistance to the individual components of BIKTARVY.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Capsule-shaped, film-coated purplish-brown, debossed with GSI on one side of the tablet and 9883 on the other side
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient bictegravir + emtricitabine + tenofovir alafenamide
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
This medicine is under additional monitoring as it is new or being used in a different way. You can help identify new safety information by reporting any side effects you may get.
- You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems.
- For more information on the Black Triangle Scheme and how to report side effects, see www.tga.gov.au/black-triangle-scheme