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Vitekta Side Effects

Generic Name: elvitegravir

Note: This document contains side effect information about elvitegravir. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vitekta.

For the Consumer

Applies to elvitegravir: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, elvitegravir (the active ingredient contained in Vitekta) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of elvitegravir may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Diarrhea
Less common
  • Headache
  • nausea
Less common or rare
  • Discouragement
  • feeling sad or empty
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • irritability
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • rash
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • thoughts or attempts at killing oneself
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to elvitegravir: oral tablet

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Increased lipase (14%), diarrhea (up to 13%)
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, increased serum amylase
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspepsia, abdominal distension, flatulence[Ref]

Increased serum amylase (greater than 2 times the upper limit of normal [2 x ULN]) has been reported in 6% of patients.

If serum amylase was greater than 1.5 x ULN, lipase was also measured. Increased lipase (grades 3 to 4) has been reported in 14% of patients.[Ref]

Hepatic

Increased total bilirubin (greater than 2.5 x ULN), GGT (greater than 5 x ULN), ALT (greater than 5 x ULN), and AST (greater than 5 x ULN) have been reported in 6%, 3%, 2%, and 2% of patients, respectively.[Ref]

Common (1% to 10%): Increased total bilirubin, increased ALT, increased AST[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Increased creatine kinase (at least 10 x ULN) has been reported in 6% of patients.[Ref]

Common (1% to 10%): Increased creatine kinase, back pain, arthralgia, pain in extremity
Frequency not reported: Osteonecrosis[Ref]

Genitourinary

Hematuria (greater than 75 RBC/high power field) and urine glucose (4+) have been reported in 6% and 4% of patients, respectively.[Ref]

Common (1% to 10%): Hematuria, urine glucose[Ref]

Metabolic

Increased total cholesterol (greater than 300 mg/dL), increased total triglycerides (greater than 750 mg/dL), and hyperglycemia (greater than 250 mg/dL) have each been reported in 5% of patients.[Ref]

Common (1% to 10%): Increased total cholesterol, increased total triglycerides, hyperglycemia[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness, paresthesia, somnolence, dysgeusia[Ref]

Hematologic

Common (1% to 10%): Decreased neutrophils[Ref]

Decreased neutrophils (less than 750/mm3) has been reported in 3% of patients.[Ref]

Psychiatric

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempt were reported in patients with history of depression or psychiatric illness.[Ref]

Common (1% to 10%): Depression
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, insomnia[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Rash[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Autoimmune disorders (e.g., Graves' disease)[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. EMEA. European Medicines Agency "EPARs. European Union Public Assessment Reports. Available from: URL: http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/includes/medicines/medicines_landingpage.jsp&mid."

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

4. "Product Information. Vitekta (elvitegravir)." Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA.

Some side effects of Vitekta may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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