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Intelence

Brand name: Intelence Generic name: etravirine, or ETR Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: Janssen Therapeutics, www.intelence-info.com , (800) JANSSEN (526-7736) AWP: $1,033.99/month Standard Dose: One 200 mg tablet, or two 100 mg tablets, twice a day, with food. People unable to swallow pills can dissolve tablets in water. Take missed dose as soon as possible,...
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Once daily dosing of etravirine (Intelence)?

I was on Efavirenz and Truvada but recently switched to Etravirine and Truvada because of sleep/dream/emotional issues. I saw some research that suggested the 400 mg dose of Efavirine could be taken safely once a day...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
There is a study with a new formualtion of Intelence that would be given once a day. We are waiting for final results and then the new form would have to get approval from the FDA. The current pills should not be taken once a day. Stay tuned.Joe... Read more »

Intelence and erection medicine

Recently switched to Intelence and Truvada. Are there any erection drugs that will work. My doc said viagra, cialis, etc won't work. Is it true that only the level of the erection medicine goes down, or could the Intelence level be decre ased...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seem much use of only etravirine + Truvada (etravirine usually used with boosted protease inhibitor such as darunavir/Prezista). Etravirine could decrease levels/effectiveness of the viagra/cialis drugs--not much publised data on... Read more »

Intelence (question from Russia Moscow)

Dear Doc, I m from Moscow Russia,the quest is: my doctor give me intelece+Kivexa for the first line, is it possible for people who never take therapy like me? My analises: CD - 276, 18%, viral - normal 4500 (we have much in Russia is 60000 and more...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
etravirine (Intelence) is currently awkward to take (2 pills twice a day) and has been mostly studied in patients with treatment experience/resistance. It would be expected to work well in patients with little/no resistance (including your... Read more »

Intelence/Truvada

Hi Dr. Henry,I have been on Atripla for about 5 years and have had sleep issues on and off for that time. I also work odd hours so that probably does not help with a good sleep pattern. I switched my dosing to 11 am and found that to help with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is yet little data on once a day dosing for etravirine. Though the etravirine + Truvada option may be reasonable, other choices to consider (with more data available supporting the safety of a switch in absence of known drug resistance) would... Read more »
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Isentress and Intelence side effects

Posted by nevereasy, 2 Replies
Anyone taking these two drugs together? One or the other?. I seem to be extremely fatigued and weak. Additionally I am off balance also have a marked increase in my need to take a lorazapam ( anti anxiety) . Anybody else have any of these problems? ... Read more »

intelence???????

Posted by laguy38v, 2 Replies
Hi has anyone had a rash because of it and if so did it finally go away?
I have a horrible rash after 8 days and my Doctor wants me to stay on it with the hope it will go away.
Thank you for any information. Read more »

anyone having problems with Intelence????????

Posted by laguy38v
I started on Intelence over 8 days ago and I broke out in a rash all over my body. My Doctor wants me to continue and see if the rash will go away once my body gets use to the new drug. Has anyone had the same problem?
He put me on presnisone to help... Read more »

Question for males on Intelence and/or Isentress.

Posted by Monchhichi, 1 Reply
Are there any side effects that you have been noticing? My husband just started these at the beginning of April and he is having one side effect that is not listed as a possible side effect of either med. They both have the basic side effects... Read more »