Highlights for elvitegravir
elvitegravir Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing difficulties
- suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
- nausea, vomiting, unusual stomach upset or pain
- trouble sleeping
elvitegravir May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- cobicistat; elvitegravir; emtricitabine; tenofovir
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- certain antibiotics like rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine
- certain medicines for hepatitis like boceprevir, telaprevir
- certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
- female hormones, like estrogens and progestins and birth control pills
- other medicines for HIV or AIDS such as efavirenz, didanosine, indinavir, nelfinavir, nevirapine, saquinavir
- St. John's Wort
How to Use elvitegravir
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. For your anti-HIV therapy to work as well as possible, take each dose exactly as prescribed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine even if you feel better. Skipping doses may make the HIV virus resistant to this medicine and other medicines. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- liver disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to elvitegravir, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.
Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: January 3, 2014