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Triumeq vs. Tivicay

Reviewed on 3/18/2021

Are Triumeq and Tivicay the Same Thing?

Triumeq (abacavir, dolutegravir, and lamivudine) and Tivicay (dolutegravir) are used to treat human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV1) infection.

Both Triumeq and Tivicay contain an integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI). Triumeq also contains two HIV-1 nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).

Side effects of Triumeq and Tivicay that are similar include insomnia, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, abnormal body fat distribution, abnormal dreams, hypersensitivity/allergic reactions (fever, rash, shortness of breath, cough, or sore throat), depression, dizziness, and spinning sensation (vertigo).

Side effects of Triumeq that are different from Tivicay include vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, low energy, nightmares, numbness and tingling, joint pain or swelling, muscle pain, and extremity swelling.

Side effects of Tivicay that are different from Triumeq include tiredness, changes in liver tests, changes in your immune system, and skin rash.

Both Triumeq and Tivicay may interact with other medicines to treat HIV or AIDS, antacids or laxatives that contain aluminum or magnesium (Maalox, Milk of Magnesia, Mylanta, Pepcid Complete, Rolaids, and others), sucralfate, buffered medicines, vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium or iron, St. John's wort, and medicines that contain metformin.

Triumeq may also interact with dofetilide and dalfampridine.

Tivicay may also interact with anti-seizure medicines and rifampin.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Triumeq?

Common side effects of Triumeq include:

  • insomnia,
  • headache,
  • fatigue,
  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • fever,
  • loss of appetite,
  • low energy,
  • nightmares or abnormal dreams,
  • abnormal body fat distribution,
  • numbness and tingling,
  • hypersensitivity reactions (fever, rash, shortness of breath, cough, or sore throat),
  • joint pain or swelling,
  • muscle pain,
  • extremity swelling,
  • depression,
  • dizziness, and
  • spinning sensation (vertigo).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Tivicay?

Common side effects of Tivicay include:

  • trouble sleeping (insomnia),
  • tiredness,
  • headache,
  • allergic reactions such as rash,
  • changes in liver tests,
  • changes in body fat (especially in your back, neck, and trunk),
  • changes in your immune system,
  • depression,
  • abnormal dreams,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • skin rash,
  • fatigue, and
  • spinning sensation (vertigo).

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What is HIV? See Answer

What Is Triumeq?

Triumeq may interact with dofetilide and other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Is Tivicay?

Tivicay (dolutegravir) is an integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) used in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults and children aged 12 years and older.

What Drugs Interact With Triumeq?

Triumeq may interact with dexamethasone, imatinib, isoniazid, nefazodone, St. John's wort, antibiotics, antifungals, barbiturates, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV/AIDS medicines, medicines to treat narcolepsy, medications to treat osteoporosis or Paget's disease of bone, seizure medications, or grapefruit and grapefruit juice. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Tivicay?

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Tivicay?

Tivicay may interact with:

  • other HIV/AIDS medicines;
  • antacids or laxatives that contain aluminum, magnesium or calcium;
  • sucralfate;
  • iron or calcium supplements, or
  • buffered medicines;
  • anti-seizure medicines,
  • St. John's wort,
  • metformin, or
  • rifampin

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Triumeq be Taken?

The adult dose of Triumeq is one tablet daily.

How Should Tivicay be Taken?

The recommended dose of Tivicay is 50 mg administered orally once or twice daily.

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References
ViiV. Triumeq Product Information.

https://viivhealthcare.com/en-gb/our-medicines/triumeq/

ViiV. Tivicay Product Information.

https://us.tivicay.com/

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