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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 who are antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naive or to replace the current antiretroviral regimen in those who are virologically-suppressed (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per 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 30 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.

Visual appearance

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 Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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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.

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