About TAFFIC Tablet
TAFFIC Tablet is an antiretroviral drug containing the active ingredient Bictegravir, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Alafenamide. It is used in the treatment of HIV-1 infection. It is a Human immunodeficiency virus that mainly occurs when a person’s immune system is attacked and weakened by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This infection progressively weakens the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to opportunistic infections.
Do not take this drug if allergic to TAFFIC Tablet and other ingredients. During the early stages of HIV-1 treatment, some patients may experience an inflammatory response to opportunistic infections. This condition is called immune reconstitution syndrome. It can occur after starting the drug or other antiretroviral therapies. Knowing this possibility and monitoring for any signs of worsening infections or inflammatory symptoms is necessary. Report to your doctor if you have had a history of heart failure, pancreatitis, bone disease, fractures, liver or kidney problems. Patients diagnosed with pancreatitis or at risk of pancreatitis should take this combination of medicine cautiously. During the treatment, your doctor may periodically monitor your blood counts, bone mineral density, and liver and kidney parameters to prevent serious complications.
Adults of childbearing potential should consider using an effective contraceptive to prevent unwanted pregnancy. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, your physician might suggest an alternative treatment, as this combination regimen is not recommended during early pregnancy. Breastfeeding is not recommended due to the possible transmission of HIV-1 infection from the mother to the baby. It’s necessary to inform your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements, to ensure no potential interactions.
Uses Of TAFFIC Tablet
- Treatment of Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) Infection
Therapeutic Effects Of Taffic Tablet
TAFFIC Tablet combines integrase strand transfer inhibitors and nucleoside, nucleotide analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It increases the number of CD4 T cells and stimulates the immune system to fight against infections. Thereby, it reduces the viral load of HIV in the blood and decreases the severity of HIV infection.
Interaction Of TAFFIC Tablet With Other Drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with TAFFIC Tablet and can cause undesirable side effects.
More Information About TAFFIC Tablet
- Store TAFFIC Tablet at room temperature below 30°C.
- Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children.
How To Consume TAFFIC Tablet
Take the TAFFIC Tablet as advised by your physician. Swallow the tablets whole and intact. This tablet should be taken with food. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the medicine if your doctor advises you to stop.
Safety Advices For TAFFIC Tablet
Consult your physician if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy during the treatment with TAFFIC Tablet.
Breastfeeding is not recommended in individuals taking a TAFFIC Tablet because the medicine passes into the breast milk in small amounts and may harm your baby. Do not breastfeed during the treatment.
whether TAFFIC Tablet is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.
TAFFIC Tablet should be cautiously administered in patients with severe liver diseases. Dose adjustments are necessary for severe liver failure. Inform your doctor if you have liver problems before initiating the therapy.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol while taking a TAFFIC Tablet. It may reduce the drug’s effectiveness and can cause toxic side effects.
TAFFIC Tablets can make you feel dizzy and affect your concentration. Do not drive or operate machinery.
Side Effects Of TAFFIC Tablet
Side Effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Although all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Bone loss
- Worsening of Hepatitis B
- Kidney injury
- Immune reconstitution syndrome
- Lactic acidosis
- Liver toxicity
- Abnormal dreams
- Feeling sick (Nausea)
- Tiredness (Fatigue)
Word Of Advice
To prevent the spread of HIV-1 infection, avoid sharing needles or syringes, which can transmit HIV-1 infections easily. It’s necessary for individuals who use injectable drugs to use sterile needles and syringes and never share them with others. Personal items like toothbrushes, razor blades, or anything with body fluids or blood should also be avoided. They should not be shared because HIV-1 can be present in blood and certain body fluids, and sharing these items could mainly transmit the virus. Do not have any sex without protection. It is necessary to practice safe sex using a polyurethane condom or latex to lower the risk of sexual contact with semen, vaginal secretions, or blood.
If you remember to take a TAFFIC Tablet for the entire day, take your usual dose the next day. However, do not double-dose yourself. Do not store this tablet in a moist place like a bathroom cabinet or near the kitchen sink. Keep your tablet in a tightly closed container. Do not accept if the seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing. This medicine was prescribed for your specific condition. Please do not use it for other conditions. Do not give this tablet to others, even if they have the same symptoms like you have. It may harm them.