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TAFFIC is a prescription medicine that is used to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) in adults and children who weigh at least 25 kg.
HIV-1 is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). TAFFIC contains the medicines bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide. It is not known if TAFFIC is safe and effective in children who weigh less than 25 kg.
TAFFIC does not cure HIV-1 or AIDS. HIV-1 is the virus that causes AIDS.
TAFFIC may cause serious side effects:
Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. If you have both HIV-1 and HBV and stop taking TAFFIC, your HBV may suddenly get worse. Do not stop taking TAFFIC without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to monitor your health.
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Serious side effects of TAFFIC may also include:
Changes in your immune system. Your immune system may get stronger and begin to fight infections. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new symptoms after you start taking TAFFIC.
Kidney problems, including kidney failure. Your healthcare provider should do blood and urine tests to check your kidneys. If you develop new or worse kidney problems, they may tell you to stop taking TAFFIC.
Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious but rare medical emergency that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: weakness or being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, cold or blue hands and feet, feel dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or abnormal heartbeat.
Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, or stomach-area pain.
The most common side effects of TAFFIC in clinical studies were diarrhea, nausea, and headache. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or don’t go away.
All your health problems. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any kidney or liver problems, including hepatitis virus infection.
All the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, antacids, laxatives, vitamins, and herbal supplements. TAFFIC and other medicines may affect each other. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist, and ask if it is safe to take TAFFIC with all of your other medicines.
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if TAFFIC can harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while taking TAFFIC.
If you are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. HIV-1 can be passed to the baby in breast milk.
Keep TAFFIC and all medicines out of reach of children.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use TAFFIC for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give TAFFIC to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about TAFFIC that is written for health professionals.
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When I was diagnosed, my doctor suggested Taffic. Within months of starting treatment, my viral load was undetectable, and now am continuing this. Thank You.
I was suffering from HIV, and doctor has suggested Taffic. Using this for 10 months now, and now my viral load is undetectable. I will recommend this.
I've been taking Taffic for almost 3 months. First couple of weeks I was tired of some muscle weakness. Now I have no side effects at all! I went from 118 thousand VL and 450 T-cell count to 600 VL and 620 T-cell count in less than four months!
When I started taking Taffic I had a high viral load. That totally cleared up and no more nausea or rashes after about a few days. Since then, I have been very healthy. This drug has made HIV a very small and manageable part of my life.
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