IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What is the most important information I should know about TRIUMEQ?
TRIUMEQ can cause serious side effects, including:
You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or serious liver problems if you are female, very
overweight (obese), or have been taking nucleoside analogue medicines for a long time.
Other Serious Liver problems: People with a history of hepatitis B or C virus may have an increased
risk of developing new or worsening changes in certain liver function tests during treatment with
TRIUMEQ. Liver problems including liver failure have also happened with TRIUMEQ in people
without a history of liver disease or other risk factors. Liver failure resulting in liver transplant has
been reported with TRIUMEQ. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check your liver
function. Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop any of the signs or symptoms
of liver problems listed above.
Worsening of hepatitis B virus in people who have HIV-1 infection. If you have HIV-1 and hepatitis B virus (HBV), your HBV may get worse (flare-up) if you stop taking TRIUMEQ. A “flare-up” is when your HBV suddenly returns
in a worse way than before. Worsening liver disease can be serious and may lead to death. Do not stop taking TRIUMEQ without first talking to your healthcare provider, so he or she can monitor your health.
Resistant hepatitis B virus. If you have HIV-1 and hepatitis B, the hepatitis B virus can change (mutate) during your treatment with TRIUMEQ and become harder to treat (resistant).
Use with interferon and ribavirin-based regimens. If you’re taking TRIUMEQ and interferon, with or without ribavirin, tell your healthcare provider about any new symptoms. Worsening of liver disease that has caused death has
happened in people infected with both HIV-1 and hepatitis C who were taking antiretroviral medicines and interferon.
Who should not take TRIUMEQ?
What are other possible side effects of TRIUMEQ?
The most common side effects of TRIUMEQ include:
These are not all the possible side effects of TRIUMEQ. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking TRIUMEQ?
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines interact with TRIUMEQ. Keep a list of your medicines to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
- You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a list of medicines that interact with
- Do not start taking a new medicine without telling your healthcare provider. Your healthcare
provider can tell you if it is safe to take TRIUMEQ with other medicines.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit
or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please read the Medication Guide for TRIUMEQ and discuss it with your healthcare provider.
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