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An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

August 23, 2013

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What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you miss a dose within 6 hours of the time you usually take it, take your dose after a meal as soon as possible. Then take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. If you miss a dose by more than 6 hours of the time you usually take it, wait and then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time.

What side effects can etravirine cause?

Etravirine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include severe rash and allergic reactions. (See the WARNING above.)

Other possible side effects of etravirine include:

  • Changes in the immune system (immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome).
  • Changes in body fat (lipodystrophy).
  • Tingling, numbness, or pain in your hands or feet (peripheral neuropathy).

Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of etravirine. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist for more information on possible side effects of etravirine.

How should etravirine be stored?

  • Store etravirine at 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C).
  • Keep etravirine in the bottle given to you by your pharmacist.
  • To protect the etravirine tablets from moisture, keep the bottle tightly closed and keep the little pouches filled with a drying agent (dessicant) in the bottle. Do not remove the desiccant packets.
  • Safely throw away etravirine that is no longer needed or expired (out of date).
  • Keep etravirine and all medicines out of reach of children.

Where can I find more information about etravirine?

More information about etravirine is available:

Manufacturer Information

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The above Patient Version drug summary is based on the following FDA label(s): Tablet.

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