Is COMPLERA® right for you?

COMPLERA is a complete HIV-1 medicine in just 1 pill, taken once a day. It should not be taken with other HIV-1 medicines, unless recommended by your healthcare provider.

COMPLERA can be used to treat HIV-1 in two ways:

As a first-time HIV-1 treatment for people 12 years and older who have never taken HIV-1 medicines before and have an amount of HIV-1 in their blood (“viral load”) that is no more than 100,000 copies/mL

As a replacement for current HIV-1 treatment for people with an undetectable viral load (less than 50 copies/mL), if their healthcare provider determines that they meet certain other requirements

It is not known if COMPLERA is safe and effective in children under the age of 12 years.

Talk to your healthcare provider to see if COMPLERA is the one for you.
Bring a list of all the medicines you are taking to your healthcare provider, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. And be ready to share your health history in detail.

Let your healthcare provider know if you:

  • Have liver problems, including hepatitis B or C virus infection
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have ever had a mental health problem
  • Have bone problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COMPLERA can harm your unborn child
  • Are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. HIV-1 can be passed to the baby in breast milk. Also, some medicines in COMPLERA can pass into breast milk, and it is not known if this can harm the baby

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Questions to ask your healthcare provider

This list of questions can help you discuss important topics with your healthcare provider.

Before you start taking COMPLERA:

  • What should I know about taking HIV-1 medicines?
  • Can I take 1 pill once a day to treat HIV-1?
  • Is COMPLERA the right medicine for me?
  • What are the possible side effects of COMPLERA?
  • Will any medicines I’m taking interfere with how COMPLERA works?
  • How should I take COMPLERA?

If you currently take HIV-1 medicines but want to discuss your options:

  • Is replacing my current HIV-1 medicines with COMPLERA an option for me?
  • What are the benefits and risks of replacing my current HIV-1 medicines with COMPLERA?

After you start taking COMPLERA:

  • What if I start taking other medicines while I’m taking COMPLERA?
  • What do I do if I become pregnant?
  • If I notice changes in my health while taking COMPLERA, what should I do?
  • If I have any side effects from COMPLERA, what should I do?
  • If I’m finding it difficult to take COMPLERA, what should I do?
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about COMPLERA?

COMPLERA can cause serious side effects:

  • Build-up of an acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious medical emergency. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include feeling very weak or tired, unusual (not normal) muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain with nausea or vomiting, feeling cold especially in your arms and legs, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and/or a fast or irregular heartbeat.
  • Serious liver problems. The liver may become large (hepatomegaly) and fatty (steatosis). Symptoms of liver problems include your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice); dark or “tea-colored” urine; light-colored stools (bowel movements); loss of appetite; nausea; and/or pain, aching, or tenderness on the right side of your stomach area.
  • You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or serious liver problems if you are female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking COMPLERA or a similar medicine for a long time. In some cases, lactic acidosis and serious liver problems have led to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of these conditions.
  • Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. COMPLERA is not approved to treat HBV. If you have HBV and stop taking COMPLERA, your HBV may suddenly get worse. Do not stop taking COMPLERA without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to monitor your health.

What is COMPLERA?

COMPLERA is a prescription medicine used to treat HIV-1 in people 12 years and older. It can be used in people who have never taken HIV-1 medicines before and who have an amount of HIV-1 in their blood (“viral load”) that is no more than 100,000 copies/mL. It can also replace current HIV-1 medicines for some people who have an undetectable viral load (less than 50 copies/mL) and whose healthcare provider determines that they meet certain other requirements. COMPLERA combines 3 medicines into 1 pill taken once a day with food. COMPLERA is a complete HIV-1 treatment and should not be used with other HIV-1 medicines.

COMPLERA does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS. To control HIV-1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses, you must keep taking COMPLERA. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to reduce the risk of passing HIV-1 to others. Always practice safer sex and use condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with body fluids. Never reuse or share needles or other items that have body fluids on them.

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