Biktarvy (Bictegrav/Emtricit/Tenofov Alafenamide Hemifumarate) is prescription medication used to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This medication is a combination of three different drugs Bictegravir, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Alafenamide. Bictarvy lowers your chance of getting HIV complications and improves your quality of life. This medication is a single tablet regimen for HIV. It contains Bictegravir (integrase inhibitor), Tenofovir Alafenamide (nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor) and Emtricitabine (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor). Biktarvy works by interfering with enzymes needed by HIV. It reduces HIV’s ability to infect cells and make copies of itself. Biktarvy is one pill taken once a day to treat HIV.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Biktarvy tablet from Canada manufactured by Gilead Sciences. There is no generic available for this medication. Biktarvy is available in the strength of 50 mg/200 mg/25 mg tablets.
The common side effects of Biktarvy may include diarrhea, headache and nausea.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Blue or cold skin;
• Fast or difficult breathing;
• Loss of appetite;
• Muscle pain;
• Severe drowsiness;
• Signs of kidney problems;
• Signs of liver problems;
• Slow or irregular heartbeat
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Biktarvy if you are allergic to Bictegravir, Emtricitabine or Tenofovir or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. The treatment can lower the risk of passing HIV infection to your baby and this medication may be a part of your treatment. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Do not breast-feed because breast-milk can transmit HIV.