Intelence

(etravirine)

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Works with other medicines to treat HIV infection.

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Intelence (etravirine) can be an option for patients who are already taking HIV medications but are in need of improving their current HIV drug regimen.

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Quick facts about Intelence
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Intelence (etravirine) has a lower rate of failure due to single HIV mutations compared to other HIV drugs in its class.
  • Can be used in patients with kidney damage.
  • If swallowing a tablet is difficult, you can dissolve Intelence (etravirine) in water and drink it.
  • Can used by children 6 years and older.
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Downsides

  • Taken twice daily.
  • Should be taken after meals.
  • Not for use in patients who are new to HIV medications.
  • Intelence (etravirine) can interact with a significant number of drugs.
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How it works

Intelence (etravirine) is a Non-Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). It treats HIV by stopping the virus from reproducing within cells in your immune system.

Quick facts about Intelence
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Intelence (etravirine) for HIV treatment

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  • Possible side effects
  • Skin rash
  • Tingling in the arms & legs
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Side effect rates for Intelence (etravirine)

From 1203 clinical trials of Intelence when taken for hiv treatment
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    3%3%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Intelence.

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Risks and Warnings for Intelence (etravirine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Use of Intelence (etravirine)

    Though these events are rare, severe and potentially life-threatening skin reactions have been reported in patients who use Intelence (etravirine). Call your doctor right away or go to the emergency room if you suddenly develop any signs of sensitivity reactions (severe blistering rash, oral lesions, high fever, fatigue, difficulty breathing, etc.)

Common concerns from people taking Intelence (etravirine)

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Food
  • Take after meals to increase drug absorption.
  • Should be taken after meals.
Kidneys and liver
  • Can be used in patients with kidney damage.