FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: DOLUTEGRAVIR

User Comments:


Tivicay (dolutegravir) for HIV Infection: “I have been on Tivicay for about 2 weeks and I am experiencing water retention really bad in my legs. I will not be taking any more of this drug, I am going back to my Truvada I was not dealing with this when I was taking that drug”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 11, 2017


For HIV Infection: “I was recently switched over to tivacay and devoscy. I had been taking truvada, reyataz and norvir for over 10 years with no problems or resistance. It hasn’t even been a month and I have formed a large mass on the back of my neck. It is causing strain in my shoulders and is very uncomfortable when turning my head. I am young and I know this sounds petty but it is very unattractive. my doctor switched me with concerns of kidney problems from truvada. Well this new regimen can cause liver problems. I want to go back to my old medicine”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 4, 2017


Tivicay (dolutegravir) for HIV Infection: “I am on Tivicay and Descovy now for 2 months ,I swapped from Atripla after 7 years on Atripla, this combination is the easiest I ever taken, only thing I noticed was I was constipated for 4 days on starting,totally normal now.If your considering this swap go for it,I love this combo..”

embo (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 26, 2017


Tivicay (dolutegravir) for HIV Infection: “I have been on Descovy + Tivicay for 2 weeks and have almost zero side effects, besides a little diarrhea for the first three days. I’m looking forward to my results in a week.”

Kevin0424 (taken for less than 1 month) July 19, 2017


Tivicay (dolutegravir) for HIV Infection: “Was taking truvada and 400 mg sustiva but could not get my viral down beyond 180-200. Got off Sustiva and went on Tivicay/Truvada and within one month my viral load dropped to 70 and my cd4 rose to over 300 for the first time. Now my cd4 is up to 340 from 280 and my viral load is down to 40. Getting off of sustiva was the best decision I ever made. No more side effects and no more worrying about eating and taking med. Two pills a day is all that I take. I’m very pleased and have zero side effects and am finally very close to undetectable.”

njrichie (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 19, 2017


Tivicay (dolutegravir) for HIV Infection: “Got from VL120000 to undetectable in just a month, take it with Truvada once a day (I don’t mind taking 2 pills a day at all), CD4 went from 530 to 980, a great combination for me with almost no side effects (was having some mild headaches, they are gone now). It’s been 2 months since I started and I feel much better now, gained about 10lbs back. You must NOT wait to start your treatment, there is no benefit to it, don’t let the virus kill your brain cells, destroy your immunity system, start ASAP. I just wish I could have started sooner (insurance problems, the drugs are way too expensive). Good luck!”

fused2 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 15, 2015

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