ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Cabenuva is a new HIV treatment that consists of two drugs, Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine.
Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine should not be taken by anyone who has had an allergic reaction with certain medications.
These medicines include lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose sodium.
This combination drug is only used when people have previously taken other HIV medications.
It is taken as an injection once a month.
The most common side effects of Cabenuva are headache, fatigue, and nausea.
More serious side effects include changes in liver function and an increase in blood sugar levels.
If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Patients with known hypersensitivity to Cabotegravir or Rilpivirine should not receive Cabenuva.
If you miss a dose of Cabenuva, take it as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.