What is Apretude used for?

This product is used to help reduce the risk of getting HIV infection. Cabotegravir belongs to a class of drugs known as integrase inhibitors. It works by blocking the virus from growing and infecting more cells. This product does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections (such as gonorrhea, syphilis). When cabotegravir is given in combination with rilpivirine, it is used to help control HIV infection. To decrease your risk of getting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during sexual activity as directed by your doctor. Do not share personal items (such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.




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Apretude Frequently Asked Questions

Before starting this medication, you must first get tested to be sure you are HIV negative. Your doctor will order lab tests before starting this medication and during treatment to make sure you do not have HIV infection. Using this product will not always prevent HIV infection. To get the most benefit, use this medication exactly as directed and follow all prevention actions (see also Uses section). Some HIV tests can miss HIV infection in a person who has recently become infected. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of HIV infection such as a sore throat that doesn't go away, tiredness, fever, night sweats, rash, diarrhea, joint/muscle aches, enlarged lymph nodes. If you become HIV positive, you will need to take other medications to treat HIV. If you have HIV and receive only this medication, your HIV may become harder to treat.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Apretude Dosage and Form Information

Suspension ER Vial
600 Mg/3Ml