Why this HIV Drug List and treatment?
Once upon a time, HIV was a death sentence that was even more scary than the recent and current Ebola epidemic that has thrown many into panic. There was no cure for it and contracting the virus was an automatic death sentence. But with today’s technological advancement and extensive researches by scientists, the virus growth can now be controlled and therefore make it possible for sufferers to live a long and meaningful life as long as they follow their recommend treatment plan. Below are four of the HIV Drug List currently approved for use against the virus.
The HIV drug list below are the ones that are an all-in-one combination tablets for treating the virus and repressing it from growing faster into its advance stage that can lead to AIDS.
- Atripla: One tablet of this HIV drug contains a combination of efavirenz (600mg), tenofovir (300mg) and emtricitabine (200mg). The drug is produced by Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb. One pill of this drug is prescribed to be taken a day and the recommended way to take it is on an empty stomach. And that is best when the patient is about to go to bed in order to minimize drowsiness, dizziness, as well as diminished alertness.
- Complera: This anti HIV drug is made up of 25 mg of rilpivirine, 300 mg of tenofovir, as well as 200 mg of emtricitabine and should be taken once a day. It should not be taken without food like Atripla above. On the contrary, it should be taken with food and the recommended time is during/after breakfast or dinner. This HIV treatment drug is a product of Janssen Therapeutics and Gilead Sciences.
- Stribil: This HIV drug is made up of 150 mg of elvitegravir, 150 mg of cobicistat, 300 mg of tenofovir as well as 200 mg of emtricitabine. as part of it treatment regimen, it should be taken once a day and with food. It is recommended to be taken with breakfast or dinner and is produced by Gilead Sciences.
- Triumeq: like the other HIV drugs on the list, this should be taken once a day and can be with or without food. It is made of a combination of 50 mg of dolutegravir, 600 mg of abacavir, and 300 mg of lamivudine. Triumeq antiretroviral drugs for HIV is a product of ViiV Healthcare.
This HIV drug list is not meant for patients to go into self medication. Before you use any type of medication, it is recommended that you see your GP or the specialist responsible for your treatment regimen to prescribe the right drug and dose that is suitable for you. While HIV is manageable, not undergoing proper treatment could be fatal. as a result, you should make sure you getting your treatment from the right source.
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