What is the role of Triumeq in the treatment of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The FDA has approved a once-daily, fixed-dose triple-combination pill (Triumeq) containing the antivirals dolutegravir, abacavir, and lamivudine for the treatment of patients aged 18 years or older with HIV infection. The FDA based its approval primarily on the results of 2 studies, in one of which, a 96-week study in treatment-naive adults, virologic suppression occurred in 80% of patients receiving dolutegravir and abacavir/lamivudine (administered separately), compared with 72% of patients taking a single-pill regimen of efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (Atripla). [159]


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