Your Guide to HIV Treatment

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

Apo-Efavirenz/
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir

(efavirenz + emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

600 mg / 200 mg / 300 mg

Mylan-Efavirenz/
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir

(efavirenz + emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

600 mg / 200 mg / 300 mg

Teva-Efavirenz/
Emtricitabine/Tenofovir

(efavirenz + emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

600 mg / 200 mg / 300 mg

Biktarvy
(bictegravir + tenofovir alafenamide + emtricitabine)

50 mg / 25 mg / 200 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Complera
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate  + emtricitabine + rilpivirine)

300 mg / 200 mg / 25 mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Delstrigo
(doravirine + lamivudine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

100 mg / 300 mg / 300 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Genvoya
(elvitegravir + cobicistat
+ tenofovir alafenamide + emtricitabine)

150 mg / 150 mg / 10 mg /
200 mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Juluca
(dolutegravir
+ rilpivirine)

50 mg / 25mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Odefsey
(rilpivirine + tenofovir alafenamide + emtricitabine)
25 mg / 25 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

Symtuza
(darunavir + cobicistat
+ tenofovir alafenamide + emtricitabine)
800 mg / 150 mg / 10 mg /
200 mg
One tablet once daily Take with food

Triumeq
(dolutegravir + abacavir + lamivudine)

50 mg / 600 mg / 300 mg

One tablet  once daily

No food restrictions

Other combination tablets

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Combivir
(lamivudine + AZT)

150 mg / 300 mg

One tablet twice daily

No food restrictions

Apo-Lamivudine/
Zidovudine

(lamivudine + AZT)

150 mg / 300 mg

Auro-Lamivudine/
Zidovudine

(lamivudine + AZT)

150 mg / 300 mg

Teva-Lamivudine/
Zidovudine

(lamivudine + AZT)

150 mg / 300 mg

Descovy
(tenofovir alafenamide + emtricitabine)

10 mg / 200 mg

One tablet once daily No food restrictions

25 mg / 200 mg

Kivexa
(abacavir + lamivudine)

600 mg / 300 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Apo-Abacavir/
Lamivudine

(abacavir + lamivudine)

600 mg / 300 mg

Auro-Abacavir/
Lamivudine

(abacavir + lamivudine)

600 mg / 300 mg

Teva-Abacavir/
Lamivudine

(abacavir + lamivudine)

600 mg / 300 mg

Prezcobix
(darunavir + cobicistat)

800 mg / 150 mg

One tablet once daily

Take with food

Trizivir
(abacavir + lamivudine + AZT)

300 mg / 150 mg / 300 mg

One tablet twice daily

No food restrictions

Apo-Abacavir/
Lamivudine/Zidovudine

(abacavir + lamivudine + AZT)

300 mg / 150 mg / 300 mg

Truvada
(emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

200 mg / 300 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Apo-Emtricitabine/
Tenofovir

(emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

200 mg / 300 mg

Mylan-Emtricitabine/
Tenofovir Disoproxil

(emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

200 mg / 300 mg

Teva-Emtricitabine/
Tenofovir

(emtricitabine  + tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

200 mg / 300 mg

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

White powder in glass vial

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

Isentress HD
(raltegravir)
600 mg Two tablets once 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

Pifeltro
(doravirine)

100 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Sustiva
(efavirenz)

600 mg

One tablet once daily

Take on an empty stomach

200 mg

Three capsules once daily

Auro-Efavirenz
(efavirenz)

600 mg

One tablet once daily

Mylan-Efavirenz
(efavirenz)

600 mg

Teva-Efavirenz
(efavirenz)

600 mg

Viramune*
(nevirapine)

200 mg

White oval tablet, inscribed "54 193"

One tablet twice daily

No food restrictions

Auro-Nevirapine
(nevirapine)

200 mg

One tablet twice daily

Viramune XR
(nevirapine extended release)

400 mg

Yellow oval tablet, inscribed "V04"

One tablet once 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

Apo-Lamivudine
(lamivudine)

300 mg

One tablet once daily

150 mg

One tablet twice  daily

Retrovir*
(AZT)

100 mg

Three capsules twice daily OR two capsules three times daily

No food restrictions

Apo-Zidovudine*
(AZT)

100 mg

Viread
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

300 mg

One tablet once daily

No food restrictions

Apo-Tenofovir
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

300 mg

Auro-Tenofovir
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

300 mg

Mylan-Tenofovir Disoproxil
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

300 mg

Teva-Tenofovir
(tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

300 mg

Ziagen*
(abacavir)

300 mg

One tablet twice daily OR two tablets once daily

No food restrictions

Apo-Abacavir*
(abacavir,)

300 mg

Protease inhibitors

Brand name (generic name)

Dosage strength

 

Dosage schedule

Food requirements

Aptivus++
(tipranavir)

250 mg

Pink capsule, labelled "TPV 250"

Two tablets twice daily

Take with food

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

One tablet once daily

Take with food

200 mg

Two tablets once daily

Mylan-Atazanavir++
(atazanavir)

300 mg

One tablet once daily

200 mg

Two tablets once daily

Teva-Atazanavir++
(atazanavir)

300 mg

One tablet once daily

200 mg

Two tablets once 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®, Juluca®, Kivexa®, Retrovir®, Tivicay®, Trizivir®, Viracept® and Ziagen® are registered trademarks and Triumeq™ is a trademark of the ViiV Healthcare group of companies. Images copyright ViiV Healthcare ULC. Used with permission.

Images of Atripla®, Biktarvy™, Complera®, Descovy™, Genvoya™, Odefsey™, Stribild®, Truvada® and Viread® copyright Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. Used with permission.

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

Images of Delstrigo™, Isentress®, Isentress® HD and Pifeltro™ copyright Merck Canada Inc. Used with permission.

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

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

Images of Mylan-Atazanavir, Mylan-Efavirenz, Mylan-Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Mylan-Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil And Mylan-Tenofovir Disoproxil copyright Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Used with permission.

Images of Sustiva® and Reyataz® copyright Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Used with permission.

Images of Teva-Abacavir/Lamivudine, Teva-Atazanavir, Teva-Efavirenz, Teva-Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Teva-Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Teva-Lamivudine/Zidovudine and Teva-Tenofovir copyright Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Used with permission.

Images of Kaletra® and Norvir® copyright AbbVie Inc. Used with permission.

Aptivus®, Viramune® and Viramune XR® are registered trademarks of Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, used under license.

Images of Apo-Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Apo-Abacavir/Lamivudine/Zidovudine, Apo-Lamivudine/Zidovudine, Apo-Abacavir/Lamivudine, Apo-Emtricitabine/Tenofovir, Apo-Lamivudine, Apo-Zidovudine, Apo-Tenofovir, and Apo-Abacavir are owned and copyright of Apotex Technologies Inc. Used with permission.

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