What is Genvoya?
Genvoya is prescribed to treat HIV infections. It helps to reduce the viral load which improves the efficacy of your immune system. This also decreases the likelihood of experiencing complications of HIV including cancer or new infections (such as flu or throat infections).
This will not cure your condition or prevent you from spreading the virus to others. You should still follow all appropriate measures to avoid spreading HIV.
Genvoya is taken orally with food as often as recommended by your doctor. Do not stop taking Genvoya unless directed by your doctor. You should try to keep a supply on hand to avoid running out. Stopping treatment early, or missing doses, can make HIV treatments more difficult in the future.
How Genvoya Works
Genvoya is a combination of Cobicistat, emtricitabine( an integrase inhibitor) and tenofovir alafenamide. These medications work better to manage HIV symptoms together than either would alone. It is safe to use in pediatric patients that are 12 years of age or older.
Genvoya Side Effects
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Genvoya. You may experience side effects that are not listed here. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
By prescribing Genvoya, your doctor has determined that the benefits outweigh the potential adverse reactions. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counseling when you buy Genvoya online.
- right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness
- decreased frequency or amount of urine
- trouble breathing
- lower back or side pain
- Bloody urine
- yellow eyes and skin
- general feeling of discomfort
- light-colored stools
- increased thirst
- stomach discomfort
- fast, shallow breathing
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- bone pain
- weight gain
- decreased appetite
- swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
- loss of appetite
- pain in the arms or legs
- muscle pain or cramping
- dark urine
Genvoya Precautions and Warnings
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Genvoya online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Since this medication uses a combination of drugs, do not use any HIV medications that share its ingredients. This can lead to an increased risk of side effects.
Your immune system should improve after taking this medication. Advise your doctor if you notice any negative health changes after you begin treatment. Rare and serious reactions to Genvoya include liver toxicity and lactic acidosis. Call your doctor and seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of these conditions.
It may not be safe to use this medication if you have kidney problems or liver problems. If you take Viagra for erectile dysfunction, inform your doctor as they may interact with each other and affect your treatment.
This product is not safe to take during pregnancy and may pass to breastmilk. Call your doctor if you discover you become pregnant during treatment. Your doctor may discuss birth control treatments prior to prescribing Genvoya.
Genvoya Drug Interactions
The following drugs are known to interact with Genvoya. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and anything including prescription medicines. You should also advise your doctor or dentist before surgery.
Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
- Isavuconazonium Sulfate
- Vincristine Sulfate Liposome
- Morphine Sulfate Liposome
- St John's Wort
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There is currently no generic equivalent for this product. One may be available in the future.
Why take Genvoya with food?
Food helps your body absorb the medicine better. This allows it to get into the bloodstream where it is most effective.
Does genvoya make you gain weight?
While it is not listed as a side effect, some studies have shown that some weight gain is associated with this drug. There is a potential to gain, on average, 6 pounds during treatment.
How long does Genvoya stay in your system?
It takes 71 hours to eliminate this drug from your system.
Is there a generic for Genvoya?
There is currently no generic equivalent at this time. One may be available in the future.
Can Genvoya be crushed?
The manufacturer advises against splitting, crushing or chewing this product. There are no studies to contradict this claim so breaking the tablets is not recommended. You will notice the best results when you take this as directed.