Some people find it helpful to build SYMTUZA® into their daily routine—like taking it at the same mealtime every day.
Take SYMTUZA® once a day
Always take SYMTUZA® with food
Take SYMTUZA® at the same time every day
Do not change your dose or stop taking SYMTUZA® without talking to your healthcare provider. When your supply starts to run low, get more from your healthcare provider or pharmacy right away. This is very important because the amount of virus in your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time. The virus may develop resistance to SYMTUZA® and become harder to treat.
Taking the correct dose at the right time, as directed by your doctor, is called adherence. It’s a daily commitment and an important part of staying healthy.
Being prepared and committed to taking your HIV medication the right way starts with talking to your healthcare provider. Here are a few things to discuss at your next appointment:
A certain amount of medication needs to stay in your blood stream to fight HIV. It also lowers your risk of developing drug resistance. Nathan, a SYMTUZA® patient, understands the importance of adhering to his treatment plan.
“The medicine is doing what it’s supposed to do, keeping my numbers where they are, and that’s what’s most important.”
–Nathan, SYMTUZA® patient
Being prepared and committed to taking your HIV medication the right way starts with talking to your healthcare provider.
Here are a few of the things you can discuss at your next appointment: