For years, HIV and AIDS treatment required several different pills—many of which were large and hard to take, and came with side effects like nausea and vomiting.
What is Odefsey used for?
Odefsey is a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 in patients 12 years and older. It’s used as an initial treatment—meaning you may be prescribed Odefsey if you have no history of antiretroviral treatment—or to replace a stable treatment regimen if you’ve been virologically-suppressed for at least 6 months.
TAF-based regimens are easier on the kidneys and better for the bones, meaning they may be a preferable option.
Descovy is still used with other medications (it isn’t a single-tablet regimen).
How will Odefsy and Descovy be used?
The recommended dose of Odefsey is a single 200 mg/25 mg/25 mg tablet taken by mouth once a day with a meal.
The recommended dose of Descovy is a single 200 mg/25 mg tablet taken by mouth once a day with or without food.
Side effects of Odefsey may include depressive disorders, insomnia, headache, and nausea.
The most common side effect of Descovy is nausea.
Both medications are in pharmacies now.
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