Brand name: Descovy 200/25 mg TM
Active ingredients: emtricitabine + tenofovir alafenamide
What it is used for
Treatment of HIV-1 Infection: DESCOVY is indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and paediatric patients weighing at least 25kg. The patients must not have a history of treatment failure or known mutations associated with resistance to the individual components of DESCOVY (see section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties).,HIV-1 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: DESCOVY is indicated for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35 kg, excluding individuals at risk from receptive vaginal sex.
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 48 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.
DESCOVY 200 mg/25 mg tablets are blue, rectangular-shaped, film-coated tablets with 'GSI' debossed on one side and '225' 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 May 1, 2023. 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
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