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Triumeq (lamivudine + dolutegravir + abacavir)


Generic name: Triumeq is a combination of the drugs lamivudine, or 3TC, dolutegravir and abacavir.

Brand names: Triumeq

Class: Complete combination tablets


Very common (affecting more than 1 in 10 people): Diarrhoea, headache, nausea, fatigue, insomnia.

Common (affecting up to 1 in 10 people): Hypersensitivity reaction (which can be caused by abacavir or douletegravir)*, rash, itching, vomiting, appetite loss, stomach pain or discomfort, indigestion, flatulence, dizziness, nightmares or abnormal dreams, tiredness, depression, fever, runny nose, hair loss, joint pain, muscle pain and discomfort, weakness, feeling generally unwell, cough, increased levels of liver enzymes.

Uncommon (affecting up to 1 in 100 people): Inflammation of the liver, suicidal thoughts/behaviours (especially in people who have previously had depression or mental health problems), thrombocytopenia (a decrease in the number of cells which are involved with clotting of the blood), anaemia, neutropenia, increased levels of triglycerides in the blood, an increase in blood levels of glucose.


One tablet once a day.


Take with or without food.

*If you're planning to take Triumeq, or any treatment containing abacavir, your doctor should carry out a blood test for a gene called HLA-B*5701. You're more likely to have a hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir if you have this gene. If the test shows that you do have the gene, you should not take Triumeq, or any other treatment containing abacavir.

Last reviewed on 10/01/2017 Next review: 10/01/2020

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