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Generic name: etravirine



What it does:
Helps prevent replication of HIV

Traditional dosage:
200 mg (one 200 mg tablet or two 100 mg tablets), twice daily. Always take after a meal and swallow the pill with a full glass of water; do not chew. Tablet may also be dispersed in a full glass of water.

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations: Do not take with other NNRTIs; Aptivus, Lexiva, or other protease inhibitors without ritonavir; epilepsy and seizure medicines (Tegretol, Carbatrol, Luminal, Dilantin, Phenytek); St. John’s Wort; or antibacterial drugs (Mycobutin, Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Priftin). Use caution with Tivicay, Triumeq, Coartem, Sporanox, Diflucan, Nizoral, Noxavil, Vfend, dexamethasone, Neoral, Sandimmune, Prograf, Rapamune, or drugs that inhibit or induce the genetic features CYP3A, CYP2C9, and/or CYP2C19. Caution is only recommended when using the oral (systemic) form of ketoconazole. The topical form of ketoconazole does not have any reported drug interactions with Intelence.

Side effects:
Most serious: severe skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, changes in immune system or body fat
Other: changes in body shape, tingling or pain in the hands or feet, numbness

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