Can Truvada and Tivicay be taken together?

Tivicay (dolutegravir) is a type of drug called an HIV integrase inhibitor. Tivicay is often used in combination with Truvada for treating HIV. According to treatment guidelines, taking Truvada with Tivicay is a first-choice option for people who are starting HIV treatment.

Can Truvada cause high blood pressure?

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS? When you start any ART, you may have temporary side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure, or a general sense of feeling ill. These side effects usually get better or disappear over time. Truvada is usually very well tolerated.

Does Tivicay cause weight gain?

The greatest amount of weight gain was seen in the ADVANCE trial among individuals receiving TAF, emtricitabine and dolutegravir—for example, Descovy plus Tivicay. The greatest weight gain has been seen among women and African Americans, who, unfortunately, are underrepresented in clinical trials.

Is weight gain a side effect of Truvada?

Truvada did not affect the participants’ lean body mass. Both those in the Truvada and placebo groups experienced weight gain, although those who received the study drug saw less weight gain through week 72 of follow-up. This difference was a result of less fat gain among those in the Truvada group.

What are the side effects of Tivicay?

Common side effects of Tivicay include:

  • trouble sleeping (insomnia),
  • tiredness,
  • headache,
  • allergic reactions such as rash,
  • changes in liver tests,
  • changes in body fat (especially in your back, neck, and trunk),
  • changes in your immune system,
  • depression,

Why would a person take Truvada?

Truvada is one of several medications that are currently used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus infection. Truvada is now being used to prevent HIV infection. When you take Truvada to prevent HIV infection, doctors refer to this use as “pre-exposure prophylaxis” or “PrEP”.