What should I avoid while taking Stribild?

If you're taking Stribild (elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir), a prescription medicine used to treat human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1), you should avoid using any other antiretroviral medicines. This includes other HIV-1 medications and medications containing tenofovir, emtricitabine, adefovir or lamivudine.

Stribild can interact with a number of other drugs, as well. It can change the effectiveness of some medications, and some medications can change the effectiveness of Stribild. Interactions can also increase your risk for severe side effects. Before you start taking Stribild, be sure to give your doctor a complete medical history and tell him or her about all of your other medications (prescription or over-the-counter), as well as any supplements you take. Once you're on Stribild, do not start taking another drug or supplement without talking with your doctor first.

You should avoid taking Stribild if you take medications that contain certain ingredients, such as alfuzosin hydrochloride, cisapride, pimozide or rifampin.

Avoid Stribild if you are taking St. John's wort or a product containing it.

You should not take Stribild if you are breastfeeding.

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