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Active ingredients: emtricitabine + tenofovir alafenamide
What it is used for
DESCOVY is indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with body weight at least 35 kg. The patients must not have a history of treatment failure or known mutations associated with resistance to the individual components of DESCOVY (see PHARMACOLOGY).,DESCOVY is not for use in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
DESCOVY 200 mg/10 mg tablets are gray, rectangular-shaped, film-coated tablets with 'GSI' debossed on one side and '210' on the other.
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 November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient 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
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems