Oct 26, 2008
I started Intelence 9 days ago and now a have a bad rash over my body and head. I am using it along with prevista, nornir, and Intrepres(sp). I tried using susitva and viramun but broke out as well. I never stayed on those drugs but my Doctor wants me to ride this out. He has given me Prednisone to ease the rash. Any thoughts? Do you think I will be able to adapt to the drug and the rash will disappear? Thank you!
| Response from Dr. Henry
For most patients treatment with etravirine can be continued despite the rash with careful monitoring. Perhaps around 1- 2% of patients stop the drug due to rash. I have seen no data regarding safety or efficacy of corticosteroids for etravirine-related rash. I usually recommend use of antihistamines for symptom control. KH
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