DELSTRIGO

doravirine/lamivudine/tenofovir DF (DOR/3TC/TDF)

Recommended initial regimen in certain clinical situations

HIV Single Trablet Regimen

Single-Tablet Regimen

Delstrigo tablet

STANDARD DOSE

One tablet once daily without regard to food. Tablet contains 100 mg of the NNRTI doravirine plus 300 mg lamivudine and 300 mg tenofovir DF (TDF). Approved only for adults at this time.

Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer to the time of your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. Dose cannot be adjusted for people with kidney problems; Delstrigo is not recommended in people with estimated creatinine clearance less than 50 mL/min. Should not be used in people with moderate or severe kidney impairment or severe liver impairment.

MANUFACTURER

Merck and Co.
(800) 622-4477
delstrigo.com

PHARMACY

Drug Mart Pharmacy
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(800) 877-0337

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•    See the individual drugs contained in Delstrigo: Pifeltro, Viread, and Epivir.

•    See package insert for more complete information on potential side effects and interactions. 

The most common adverse reactions observed with Delstrigo in clinical trials (in more than at least 5% of people taking it) were dizziness (7%), nausea (5%), abnormal dreams (5%), and increased lipase (5%). In one study (DRIVE-AHEAD), an in-depth analysis was conducted of the incidence of neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with Delstrigo compared to Atripla. Neuropsychiatric events, such as depression, sleep disturbances, dizziness, etc., are another common side effect of the NNRTI class. The proportion of subjects who reported one or more neuropsychiatric adverse events overall was 24% for the Delstrigo group compared to 57% for the Atripla group. The neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with depression and suicide/self-injury were reported in 4% of the Delstrigo group compared to 7% of the Atripla group. Overall, sleep disturbances (e.g., abnormal dreams, insomnia, nightmares, etc.) were associated with 12% of people in the Delstrigo group compared to 26% of people in the Atripla group. Dizziness was associated with 9% in the Delstrigo group compared to 37% of the Atripla group. Altered sensorium (e.g., lethargy, drowsiness, etc.) was associated with 4% of people in the Delstrigo group compared to 8% of people in the Atripla group. The doravirine component of Delstrigo did not appear to negatively affect cholesterol in studied populations. Decreases in bone mineral density (BMD) have been observed in patients on TDF-containing regimens. BMD monitoring should be considered in people who have a history of bone fracture due to bone disease or are at risk for osteopenia or osteoporosis. TDF may cause kidney toxicities. Creatinine clearance (CrCl) should be assessed before initiating treatment. In addition to CrCl, glucose and protein in the urine and serum phosphorus should be monitored more often in patients at risk for kidney problems. Tell your provider about any pain in extremities, persistent or worsening bone pain and fractures, with or without muscular pain or weakness, as well as any concerning changes in urinary habits, as these could be signs of kidney problems. If you have HIV and HBV, guidelines recommend treatment for both viruses. Delstrigo can be used to treat HIV and HBV simultaneously. If you are co-infected with HBV and HIV, you should not stop Delstrigo without medical supervision because it can cause your HBV to flare and cause you to experience signs and symptoms of acute hepatitis. HBV should be closely monitored by your provider.

New interactions continue to be discovered after drug approval (doravirine is the new drug). Do not take with Epivir-HBV, Hepsera, or Vemlidy (TAF), all three used for hepatitis B. When using with the antibiotic drug rifabutin (used for TB and to prevent MAC in AIDS patients), increase the doravirine dose by adding a Pifeltro tablet approximately 12 hours later. The following medications may lower the blood levels of doravirine, and therefore may decrease its effectiveness, and should not be used with Delstrigo: the anticonvulsants carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, and phenytoin; the androgen receptor inhibitor enzalutamide; the antimycobacterials rifampin and rifapentine; the cytotoxic agent (cancer drug) mitotane; and the herbal St. John’s wort. Avoid use of sorbitol-containing medicines with lamivudine; there are many, such as acetaminophen liquid (Tylenol liquid and others). Epclusa and Harvoni each increase the concentration of TDF; monitor for adverse reactions. Not intended to be taken with other HIV medications, unless prescribed that way. Tell your provider or pharmacist about all medications, herbals, and supplements you are taking or thinking of taking, prescribed or not, as there are other drug interactions which are not listed here.

Stand-alone versions of doravirine (Pifeltro) and lamivudine/tenofovir DF (Cimduo) were also approved; see those pages. Unfortunately, Delstrigo contains an older version of tenofovir, TDF. A safer version, TAF, is available and used in some STRs. TDF is still an effective and quite tolerable medication, but TAF has less toxicity to the kidneys and bones. Doravirine has not been directly compared to integrase inhibitor-based regimens in clinical trials yet. There is no data on the safety of Delstrigo use in pregnancy.

In the DRIVE-FORWARD study comparing doravirine to darunavir, results for the treatment-naïve individuals in the study were 80% (darunavir group) and 84% (doravirine group) undetectable (less than 50 viral load). That’s a lower success rate than is expected in HIV treatment today, but was thought to be affected by the number of people who quickly dropped out of the study when they saw how many pills they had to take. Those drop-outs were counted as virologic failures. See more data online. Delstrigo now has a switch indication, so that people with undetectable viral load on a stable HIV treatment can switch to it if they have no drug resistance to any of the medications in Delstrigo and no history of treatment failure.

Delstrigo was approved for patients who have not been treated with antiretrovirals before. In general, it is safe and well tolerated. If you have hepatitis B (HBV) and are taking Delstrigo, do not stop taking it and make sure you never run out of it. This is not only because you want to maintain HIV viral suppression, which is a good reason, but, if you stop the medicine, the HBV infection suddenly returns in a worse way than before. If for some reason you need to stop taking Delstrigo, your doctor will need to monitor your HBV infection by doing regular blood tests for a few months.

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Chanice Dorsey
Chanice Dorsey
02:45 12 Mar 20
The staff at Drug Mart are truly an extension of my family. Vik offered me one of the greatest opportunities while in... nursing school, as a graduate, and as a working professional. He continues to encourage young adults to pursue their dreams and provides them with opportunities to be impactful within the community. You can’t get any better than this.read more
langston hannah
langston hannah
12:02 07 Mar 20
I am very pleased with the service that I receive from the pharmacy. The people who serve you are very helpful and... friendly and assist you in any way that they can. The pharmacist are well informed with your prescription needs, if there's a problem with anything you need they will do their best to resolve any issue you have. I recommend everyone to check them out and get their prescriptions filled at Drug Mart. I will always be a customer of Drug Mart because they are so good at what they do.read more
tracey evans
tracey evans
16:32 03 Mar 20
Drug Mart is my family, I’ve been with them since day 1. I moved away for a few years to another state, I’ve been... back i NJ. a little over 5 years and I’m still a happy customer. They’re very friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful and understanding, prices are better then most..read more
Cassandra Hemby
Cassandra Hemby
21:33 28 Feb 20
I so appreciate the dear people @Drug Mart! I am recovering from cancer and one day while in Chemotherapy I was told I... would need a certain cream right away, but I wouldn't be able to pick it up that day.however there is this very courteous and sweet young lady named Michele that assured me it would be delivered to me in at my daughter's home in Woodbridge, NJ, because that is where I go after having treatment.The kind of caring and compassion received there have made the staff endearing to me and has restored my faith in customer service again.read more
Denise Eady
Denise Eady
20:38 24 Feb 20
I love this place. Best pharmacy around!!!. I have been using this pharmacy since it opened. Whenever I walk in,... everyone is very cordial and always pleasant and with a smile, and they always greet me by nmy name. Vic and the other Pharmacists are very knowledgeable, and the staff takes the time to explain any new medications in detail. If you are not able to pick up your prescriptions, they do HOME delivery which is great. I transferred from Walgreens pharmacy and I am so glad I did!!!read more
Jay Bhatt
Jay Bhatt
21:05 22 Feb 20
The quality of service provided by the pharmacist and the staff is excellent! I wouldn't go to any other pharmacy. They... truly care.read more
Cindy Hall
Cindy Hall
15:21 20 Feb 20
I never have to wait. This is the best pharmacy I ever went to. I highly recommend them to everyone!
Maisha Bryant
Maisha Bryant
00:32 20 Feb 20
I have known Vik and his family since they opened. They have bright back what it means to have a home town family... operated pharmacy. He remembers you, that you have had a baby etc. He is compassionate and always goes above and beyond. He trains his staff to pursue their own dreams. Some have gone on to school. My prayer is that God gives him a long healthy life and that his business continues to prosper. Oh and BTW if you move he does mail order so he can continue to be your pharmacist no need to switch!read more
Sharel E. Gordon-Love
Sharel E. Gordon-Love
19:46 19 Feb 20
My family has been with Drug Mart since they first open and we’ve received top notch service every single time. Vic... and the staff are very friendly, and we are greeted with a smileread more
Tammy Nichols
Tammy Nichols
23:23 18 Feb 20
I used to get my prescriptions at Cvs. But when Drug Mart open close to my house i figured I give then a try and have... not looked back. The staff is always kind, helpful, and considerate. LOVE THIS PLACE.❤read more
Yolanda Parker
Yolanda Parker
20:50 17 Feb 20
I enjoyed the customer service I experience when I go into this store the friendly atmosphere the warm welcome you get... upon entering and exitingread more
Mike Webb
Mike Webb
16:48 06 Feb 20
Great being able to pick up my meds at this pharmacy. They are the best!
Janet Bynum
Janet Bynum
18:21 28 Jan 20
Leaving his experience I had with Drug Mart it's coming there getting my medication and then delivering it to me very... happy who had Drug Mart in my life far as my medications is concerned I don't have to call for refills they deliver them to me I've been the drug mart play my medications concern about 7 years or more appreciate the people they appreciate me I'm happy with Drug Mart this is my the best pharmacist that I know thank youread more
james hunter
james hunter
21:25 24 Jan 20
Always ready to help! Any way possible thank you for all your years of service!
Michelle Reyes
Michelle Reyes
21:03 24 Jan 20
Awesome staff always willing to help out 🙂
cindy ortega
cindy ortega
20:41 24 Jan 20
I love this pharmacy. Everyone makes you feel like your family. Any issues with prescription they try to resolve it... asap. I recommend this pharmacy to everyone.read more
jacqueline wells
jacqueline wells
19:33 31 Dec 19
Drug mart has the most pleasant employees and the service is swift I can't say enough good things about this pharmacy... Thanks for your years of dedication and service in our communityread more
Chris Hanington
Chris Hanington
13:47 18 Jul 19
These people take great care of THEIR people. Impressive!
R Turner
R Turner
21:57 01 Jun 19
I've been going here for years since my doctor recommended this pharmacy. They're busier now then when I first started... but their service is still top notch. Thanks again for all your help!read more
John Aleksandrowicz
John Aleksandrowicz
22:21 14 Apr 19
Great pharmacy with great customer service. Vik is great. He obviously cares about people and understands the needs of... each. Thank you!read more
Karen T
Karen T
18:54 06 Jan 19
This pharmacy is the best! I left Walgreens and very glad I did. They take the time to explain my medicines and know me... by name. I recommended them to all my family and friends.read more
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