What should I know before taking Truvada and dolutegravir?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Your doctor will need to measure your creatinine clearance, liver enzymes, urine protein, urine glucose, and serum phosphorus before starting treatment.

Truvada is not approved for people with both hepatitis B and HIV infections.

If you have impaired kidney function, Truvada may not be a good option for you.

If you have severe liver impairment, dolutegravir may not be a good option for you.

Truvada and dolutegravir may not good options for you if you are pregnant or may be pregnant. It is not known if either is safe for pregnant women.

You should not take Truvada or dolutegravir if you are breastfeeding.

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