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Genvoya: 7 things you should know

Medically reviewed by Carmen Fookes, BPharm. Last updated on Feb 27, 2023.

1. How it works

2. Upsides

3. Downsides

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, take no other medication or have no other medical conditions, side effects you are more likely to experience include:

Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. View complete list of side effects

4. Bottom Line

5. Tips

6. Response and effectiveness

7. Interactions

Medicines that interact with Genvoya may either decrease its effect, affect how long it works, increase side effects, or have less of an effect when taken with Genvoya. An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of the medications; however, sometimes it does. Speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed.

Over 570 medications interact with Genvoya; most of these interactions are considered major or moderate. Common medications that may interact with Genvoya include:

Indigestion remedies (antacids) that contain aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, or calcium carbonate should be taken at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after Genvoya. Antacids decrease absorption and blood levels of elvitegravir, one of the medicines in Genvoya.

Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with Genvoya. You should refer to the prescribing information for Genvoya for a complete list of interactions.

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Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Genvoya only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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