Expanded Dolutegravir-Lamivudine Indication Allows New Clinical Options for Some Patients with HIV


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Dolutegravir-Lamivudine Allows New Clinical Options for Some Patients with HIV

Polypharmacy is a key issue for people living with HIV. Taking a large number of medications has been reported by people living with HIV to be an unnecessary nuisance at best, and if viral suppression can be maintained on fewer medications it’s often clinically preferable to do so.

This week, the FDA expanded the use of the HIV medication Dovato, which is made up of antiretrovirals (ART) dolutegravir and lamivudine.

The daily tablet of dolutegravir (DTG) 50 mg and lamivudine (3TC) 300 mg allows clinicians to provide appropriate patients living with HIV the option to continue viral suppression without a third ART drug.

For more on this approval, see here.

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