Bictegravir/Selected Strong CYP3A4 Inducers Interactions

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Medical warning:

Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, rifapentine, or St. John's wort may speed up how quickly your body processes bictegravir.

What might happen:

The amount of bictegravir in your blood may become less and may not work as well.

What you should do about this interaction:

Make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together or if you have taken carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, rifapentine, or St. John's wort in the last two weeks, or if you stop taking any of these medicines. Your doctor may want to adjust your medicines.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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