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Generic: etravirine
Brand: Intelence
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It is used with other medicines to treat HIV
               



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What is this medicine?

ETRAVIRINE (E tra VIR een) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to etravirine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. If unable to swallow whole, the tablet may be dispersed in water right before you take it. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine after a meal. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. For your anti- HIV therapy to work as well as possible, take each dose exactly as prescribed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine even if you feel better. Skipping doses may make the HIV virus resistant to this medicine and other medicines. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • atazanavir
  • fosamprenavir
  • tipranavir

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • clarithromycin
  • cyclosporine
  • medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
  • medicines for cholesterol like simvastatin
  • medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • medicines for sleep
  • methadone
  • other medicines for HIV
  • rifabutin
  • rifampin
  • rifapentine
  • sirolimus
  • St. John's wort
  • tacrolimus
  • warfarin

               
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