Uses

Cabotegravir is used with another HIV medication (rilpivirine) for short-term treatment to replace other medication(s) used to help control HIV infection. Short-term treatment (usually for 1 month) is used to see how well you can take this medication before using the long-acting form. This form of cabotegravir may also be used if you will miss a planned injection of the long-acting form of this medication. Cabotegravir helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life. Cabotegravir belongs to a class of drugs known as integrase inhibitors. It blocks the virus from growing and infecting more cells.Cabotegravir is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during sexual activity as directed by your doctor. Do not share personal items (such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How to use Cabotegravir 30 Mg Tablet

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using cabotegravir and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you take cabotegravir at the same time as your dose of rilpivirine, take it with a meal. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Take this medication at least 4 hours before or 2 hours after products that contain aluminum, magnesium, or calcium (such as antacids, mineral/vitamin supplements). These products may make cabotegravir not work well.

Do not take more or less of this drug than prescribed or stop taking it (or other HIV medicines) even for a short time unless directed to do so by your doctor. Doing so may cause the amount of virus to increase, make the infection more difficult to treat (resistant), or worsen side effects.

For the best effect, take this medication at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time every day.

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