Tivicay (Dolutegravir Sodium)
Prescription required. May be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Dolutegravir Sodium Information
(doe'' loo teg' ra vir)
Before taking dolutegravir,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to dolutegravir, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in dolutegravir tablets. Ask your pharmacist or check the manufacturer's patient information for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor if you are taking dofetilide (Tikosyn). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take dolutegravir if you are taking this medication.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins ,and nutritional supplements, you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: other medications for HIV including efavirenz (Sustiva, in Atripla), etravirine (Intelence), fosamprenavir (Lexiva) taken with ritonavir (Norvir), nevirapine (Viramune), and tipranavir (Aptivus) taken with ritonavir (Norvir); certain medications for seizures including carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), oxcarbazepine (Oxtellar XR, Trileptal), phenobarbital, and phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek); metformin (Glumetza, Glucophage, Riomet); and rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate, in Rifater). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- if you are taking antacids or laxatives that contain aluminum, magnesium, or calcium; calcium supplements; iron supplements; sucralfate (Carafate); or buffered medications such as buffered aspirin, take them 2 hours after or 6 hours before you take dolutegravir.
- tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially St. John's wort.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease or liver disease including hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You will need to take a pregnancy test before you start treatment. You should not become pregnant while you are taking dolutegravir. Talk to your doctor about effective birth control methods that you can use during your treatment. If you become pregnant while taking dolutegravir, call your doctor immediately. Dolutegravir may harm the fetus.
- tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You should not breastfeed if you are infected with HIV or if you are taking dolutegravir.
- you should know that while you are taking medications to treat HIV infection, your immune system may get stronger and begin to fight other infections that were already in your body. This may cause you to develop symptoms of those infections. If you have new or worsening symptoms after starting treatment with dolutegravir, be sure to tell your doctor.
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- stomach pain
- weight gain
- feeling sick
- excessive tiredness
- muscle or joint pain
- blistering or peeling skin
- blisters or sores in the mouth
- red or swollen eyes
- swelling of the eyes, face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- yellow of eyes or skin
- dark urine
- pale colored bowel movements
- loss of appetite
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach