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What should I know about Stribild before taking it?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Your doctor will need to do blood and urine tests before starting treatment. You will need to be tested for hepatitis B as well.

If you have had pancreatitis, Stribild may not be a good option for you.

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

Creatinine clearance is a measure of how well your kidneys are working. You should not take Stribild if your creatinine clearance is below 70 mL/min. If your creatinine clearance is not yet known, it will be measured before Stribild is prescribed.

If you have severe liver impairment, you should not take Stribild.

If you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or may be pregnant, Stribild may not be a good option for you. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

You should not take Stribild if you are breastfeeding. 

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