Triumeq

Generic name: abacavir, dolutegravir, and lamivudine
Brand names: Triumeq

Medically reviewed by A Ras MD. Last updated April 7, 2022

Important information

TRIUMEQ and TRIUMEQ PD can cause serious side effects, including: 

If you get a symptom from 2 or more of the following groups while taking TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD, call your healthcare provider right away to find out if you should stop taking TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD.

Symptom(s)
Group 1 Fever
Group 2 Rash
Group 3 Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal (stomach area) pain
Group 4 Generally ill feeling, extreme tiredness, or achiness
Group 5 Shortness of breath, cough, sore throat

A list of these symptoms is on the Warning Card your pharmacist gives you. Carry this Warning Card with you at all times.

If you stop TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD because of an allergic reaction, never take TRIUMEQ, TRIUMEQ PD (abacavir, dolutegravir and lamivudine), or any other medicine that contains abacavir or dolutegravir (DOVATO, EPZICOM, JULUCA, TIVICAY, TIVICAY PD, TRIZIVIR, or ZIAGEN) again. 

If you stop TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD for any other reason, even for a few days, and you are not allergic to TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD, talk with your healthcare provider before taking it again. Taking TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD again can cause a serious allergic or life-threatening reaction, even if you never had an allergic reaction to it before.

If your healthcare provider tells you that you can take TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD again, start taking it when you are around medical help or people who can call a healthcare provider if you need one.

For more information about side effects, see “What are the possible side effects of TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD?”

What is TRIUMEQ and TRIUMEQ PD?

TRIUMEQ and TRIUMEQ PD are prescription medicines used to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and children who weigh at least 22 pounds (10 kg).

HIV-1 is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

TRIUMEQ and TRIUMEQ PD contain the prescription medicines abacavir, dolutegravir, and lamivudine.

It is not known if TRIUMEQ PD is safe and effective in children who weigh less than 22 pounds (10 kg).  

Do not take TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD if you: 

TRIUMEQ PD. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in TRIUMEQ and TRIUMEQ PD.

Before you take TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD

tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: 

Pregnancy Registry. There is a pregnancy registry for individuals who take TRIUMEQ and TRIUMEQ PD during pregnancy. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk with your healthcare provider about how you can take part in this registry.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-thecounter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Some medicines interact with TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD. Keep a list of your medicines to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a list of medicines that interact with TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD.

Do not start taking a new medicine without telling your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider can tell you if it is safe to take TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD with other medicines.

How should I take TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD? 

Read the Instructions for Use at the end of this Medication Guide for detailed instructions on how to prepare a dose of TRIUMEQ PD tablets for oral suspension. 

If you take too much TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

What are the possible side effects of TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD? 

TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD can cause serious side effects, including

These are not all the possible side effects of TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD? 

General information about the safety 

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about TRIUMEQ or TRIUMEQ PD that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in TRIUMEQ and TRIUMEQ PD? 

Active ingredients: abacavir, dolutegravir, and lamivudine  Inactive ingredients:

TRIUMEQ tablets: D-mannitol, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and sodium starch glycolate. Tablet film-coating contains: iron oxide black, iron oxide red, macrogol/PEG, polyvinyl alcohol–part hydrolyzed, talc, and titanium oxide.

TRIUMEQ PD tablets for oral suspension: acesulfame potassium, crospovidone, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone K29/32, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, sodium stearyl fumarate, strawberry cream flavor, and sucralose.

Tablet film-coating contains: ferric oxide yellow, macrogol/PEG, polyvinyl alcohol-part hydrolyzed, talc, and titanium dioxide.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

TRIUMEQ PD  (abacavir, dolutegravir, and lamivudine)  tablets for oral suspension

This Instructions for Use contains information on how to take TRIUMEQ PD.

Read this Instructions for Use before your child starts taking TRIUMEQ PD for the first time and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your child’s medical condition or treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions on how to prepare or give the prescribed dose of TRIUMEQ PD

Important information

For more information about TRIUMEQ PD, read the Medication Guide.

Your pack contains:
TRIUMEQ •  A bottle containing 90 TRIUMEQ PD tablets for oral suspension

• Dosing cup

You will also need: • Clean drinking water.
Getting Ready

Step 1. Pour water

 

TRIUMEQ

Figure A

• Pour 20 mL of clean drinking water into the cup.

See Figure A.

Use drinking water only.

Do not use any other drink or food to prepare the dose.

Step 2. Prepare the medicine

Figure B             Figure C

•  Add the prescribed number of tablet(s) to the water. See Figure B.

•  Swirl the cup gently for 1 to 2 minutes to disperse the tablet(s). The medicine will become cloudy. Take care not to spill any of the medicine. See Figure C.

•  Check that the medicine is ready. If there are any lumps of tablet, swirl the cup until they are gone.

If you spill any medicine, clean up the spill.

Throw away the rest of the prepared medicine and

make a new dose.
You must give the dose of medicine within 30 m inutes of preparing the dose. If it has been
more than 30 minutes, wash away all the dose in th medicine. e cup using water and prepare a new dose of
Giving the medicine

Step 3. Give the medicine

Figure D

•  Make sure that the child is upright. Give all the prepared medicine to the child. See Figure D.

•   Add another 15 mL of drinking water to the cup, swirl, and give it all to the child.

•  Repeat if any medicine remains in the cup to make sure the child gets the full dose.

Clean

Step 4. Clean the dosing cup

Figure E

•  Wash the cup with water. See Figure E.

•  The cup will need to be clean before preparing the next dose.

Storage Information

•  Store TRIUMEQ PD tablets for oral suspension at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F

(20°C to 25°C) in the original bottle. Keep the bottle tightly closed and protect from moisture.

•  The TRIUMEQ PD bottle contains a desiccant packet to help keep your medicine dry (protect it from moisture). Do not remove the desiccant packet from the bottle.

Keep TRIUMEQ PD and all medicines out of the reach of children.

Disposal Information

When all the tablets in the bottle have been taken or are no longer needed, throw away the bottle and cup. Dispose of them using your local household waste guidelines.

You will get a new cup in your next pack.

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