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Vocabria Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 29, 2022.

Generic name: CABOTEGRAVIR SODIUM 30mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated

Treatment of HIV-1 Infection in Adults and Adolescents 12 Years of Age and Older and Weighing at Least 35 kg

Oral Lead-in Dosing to Assess Tolerability of Cabotegravir

Consult the prescribing information for CABENUVA (cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension; rilpivirine extended-release injectable suspension) before initiating VOCABRIA to ensure therapy with CABENUVA is appropriate. See full prescribing information for CABENUVA.

Oral lead-in may be used to assess the tolerability of cabotegravir prior to the initiation of CABENUVA. The recommended oral lead-in daily dose is one 30-mg tablet of VOCABRIA with one 25-mg tablet of EDURANT for approximately 1 month (at least 28 days). The last oral dose should be taken on the same day injections with CABENUVA are started.

Take VOCABRIA once daily with EDURANT at approximately the same time each day with a meal [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Because VOCABRIA is indicated in combination with EDURANT tablets, the prescribing information for EDURANT should also be consulted.

Recommended Oral Dosing to Replace Planned Missed Injections of CABENUVA

Planned Missed Injections for Patients on the Monthly Dosing Schedule: If a patient plans to miss a monthly scheduled injection of CABENUVA by more than 7 days, take daily oral therapy for up to 2 months to replace missed injection visits. For oral therapy with VOCABRIA and EDURANT, the recommended oral daily dose is one 30‑mg tablet of VOCABRIA and one 25-mg tablet of EDURANT. Take VOCABRIA with EDURANT at approximately the same time each day with a meal.

The first dose of oral therapy should be taken 1 month (+/-7 days) after the last injection dose of CABENUVA and continued until the day injection dosing is restarted. For oral therapy with VOCABRIA and EDURANT of durations greater than 2 months, an alternative oral regimen is recommended. See full prescribing information for CABENUVA to resume monthly injection dosing.

Planned Missed Injections for Patients on the Every-2-Month Dosing Schedule: If a patient plans to miss a scheduled every-2-month injection of CABENUVA by more than 7 days, take daily oral therapy for up to 2 months to replace 1 missed scheduled every-2-month injection. For oral therapy with VOCABRIA and EDURANT of durations greater than 2 months, the recommended oral daily dose is one 30-mg tablet of VOCABRIA and one 25-mg tablet of EDURANT. Take VOCABRIA with EDURANT at approximately the same time each day with a meal.

The first dose of oral therapy should be taken approximately 2 months after the last injection dose of CABENUVA and continued until the day injection dosing is restarted. For oral therapy with VOCABRIA and EDURANT of durations greater than 2 months, an alternative oral regimen is recommended. See full prescribing information for CABENUVA to resume every-2-month injection dosing.

HIV-1 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Adults and Adolescents Weighing at Least 35 kg

HIV-1 Screening for Individuals for HIV-1 PrEP

Individuals must be tested for HIV-1 infection prior to initiating VOCABRIA and APRETUDE for HIV-1 PrEP, and with each subsequent injection of APRETUDE, using a test approved or cleared by the FDA for the diagnosis of acute or primary HIV-1 infection. If an antigen/antibody-specific test is used and provides negative results, then such negative results should be confirmed using an RNA-specific assay, even if the results of the RNA-assay are available after VOCABRIA or APRETUDE administration [see Contraindications (4), Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Oral Lead-in Dosing to Assess Tolerability of Cabotegravir for HIV-1 PrEP

Consult the prescribing information for APRETUDE before initiating VOCABRIA to ensure use of APRETUDE is appropriate. See full prescribing information for APRETUDE.

Oral lead-in may be used to assess the tolerability of cabotegravir prior to the initiation of APRETUDE. The recommended oral daily dose is one 30-mg tablet of VOCABRIA for approximately 1 month (at least 28 days). Following oral lead-in, start initiation injection of APRETUDE on the last day of oral lead-in or within 3 days.

Oral Dosing to Replace a Planned Missed Injection of APRETUDE (One Every-2-Month Injection)

If an individual plans to miss a scheduled injection of APRETUDE by more than 7 days, take daily oral VOCABRIA to replace one every 2-month injection visit. The recommended oral daily dose is one 30-mg tablet of VOCABRIA. The first dose of oral VOCABRIA should be taken approximately 2 months after the last injection dose of APRETUDE. Restart injection with APRETUDE on the day oral dosing completes or within 3 days. See full prescribing information for APRETUDE to resume every-2-month injection dosing.

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