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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

can lipidystrophy be reversed?

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