A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment for People Living with HIV

Appendix B: Common HIV drugs available in Canada for adults

Complete treatment fixed-dose combination tablets

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Atripla
(efavirenz + emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

600 mg / 200 mg / 300 mg

One tablet once daily

Take on an empty stomach

Complera
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate  + emtricitabine + rilpivirine)

300 mg / 200 mg / 25 mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Genvoya
(elvitegravir + cobicistat
+ tenofovir alefanamide + emtricitabine)

150 mg / 150 mg / 10 mg / 200 mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Stribild
(elvitegravir + cobicistat
+ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + emtricitabine)

150 mg / 150 mg / 300 mg / 200 mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Triumeq
(dolutegravir + abacavir + 3TC)

50 mg / 600 mg / 300 mg

One tablet  once daily

No food restrictions

Trizivir
(AZT + 3TC + abacavir)

300 mg / 150 mg / 300 mg

One tablet twice daily

No food restrictions

Other combination tablets

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Combivir
(AZT + 3TC)

300 mg / 150 mg

One tablet twice daily

No food restrictions

Auro-lamivudine/
zidovudine

(AZT + 3TC)

300 mg / 150 mg

Teva-lamivudine/
zidovudine

(AZT + 3TC)

300 mg / 150 mg

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Kivexa
(3TC + abacavir)

300 mg / 600 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Prezcobix
(darunavir + cobicistat)

800 mg / 150 mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Truvada
(emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

200 mg / 300 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Co-receptor inhibitor

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Celsentri
(maraviroc)

300 mg

One tablet twice daily

No food restrictions

150 mg

Two tablets twice daily

Fusion inhibitor

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Fuzeon
(enfuvirtide for injection)

90 mg

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One injection twice daily

No food restrictions

Integrase inhibitors

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Isentress
(raltegravir)

400 mg

One tablet twice daily

No food restrictions

Tivicay
(dolutegravir)

50 mg

One tablet once daily OR twice daily

No food restrictions

Non-nukes (NNRTIs)

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Edurant
(rilpivirine)

25 mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Intelence
(etravirine)

100 mg

Two tablets twice daily

Take with food

200 mg

One tablet twice daily

Rescriptor
(delavirdine)

100 mg

Four tablets three times daily

No food restrictions

Sustiva
(efavirenz)

600 mg

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One tablet once daily

Take on an empty stomach

200 mg

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Three capsules once daily

Auro-efavirenz
(efavirenz)

600 mg

One tablet once daily

Viramune*
(nevirapine)

200 mg

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One tablet twice daily

No food restrictions

ViramuneXR
(nevirapine extended release)

400 mg

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One tablet once daily

Auro-nevirapine
(nevirapine)

200 mg

One tablet twice daily

Nukes (nucleoside and nucleotide analogues, or NRTIs)

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

3TC*
(lamivudine)

300 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

150 mg

One tablet twice daily

Auro-lamivudine
(3TC )

300 mg

One tablet once daily

150 mg

One tablet twice  daily

Retrovir*
(AZT, zidovudine)

100 mg

Three capsules twice daily OR two capsules three times daily

No food restrictions

Viread
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

300 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Ziagen*
(abacavir,  ABC)

300 mg

One tablet twice daily OR two tablets once daily

No food restrictions

Protease inhibitors

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Aptivus++
(tipranavir)

250 mg

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Two tablets twice daily

Take with food

Crixivan++
(indinavir)

400 mg

Two capsules three times daily

Take with at least 1.5 L of fluid

200 mg

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Four capsules three times daily

Kaletra*
(lopinavir-ritonavir)

200 mg / 50 mg

Two tablets twice daily OR four tablets once daily

No food restrictions

Norvir*+
(ritonavir)

100 mg

Six tablets twice daily

Take with food

Prezista* ++
(darunavir)

800 mg

One tablet twice daily

Take with food

600 mg

One tablet twice daily

Reyataz++
(atazanavir)

300 mg

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One tablet once daily

Take with food

200 mg

Two tablets once daily

Take with food

Telzir* ++
(fosamprenavir)

700 mg

One tablet  once daily OR two tablets twice daily

No food restrictions

Viracept
 (nelfinavir)

625 mg

Two tablets twice daily

Take with food

250 mg

Three tablets three times daily OR five tablets twice daily

* Also available in liquid formulation (not pictured)

+ Taken as booster with other HIV drugs

++ Usually taken with ritonavir

NOTE

This chart lists common daily dosing schedules. People should always follow the dosing schedule prescribed by their doctor, which may vary from those shown here.

Acknowledgements

3TC®, Celsentri®, Combivir®, Kivexa®, Rescriptor®, Retrovir®, Telzir®, Tivicay®, Trizivir®, Viracept® and Ziagen® are registered trademarks and TriumeqTM is a trademark of the ViiV Healthcare group of companies. Images copyright ViiV Healthcare ULC. Used with permission.

Images of Atripla, Complera, Genvvoya, Stribild, Truvada and Viread copyright Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. Used with permission.

Images of Prezcobix, Prezista, Intelence and Edurant copyright Janssen Inc. Used with permission.

Images of Crixivan and Isentress copyright Merck Canada Inc. Used with permission.

Images of Auro-Efavirenz, Auro-Lamivudine and Auro-Lamivudine/Zidovudine copyright Auro Pharma Inc. Used with permission.

Fuzeon® is a registered trademark of F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG.