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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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What type of meal with Intelence?

I have been on Intelence for about a year along with other meds. Does the meal before taking Intelence need to be a certain composition? I like eating a light salad for dinner. Should I be aware of the calorie/fat content?Dennis...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dennis,Thanks for your question. Taking Intelence with food increases its absorption from the stomach so that it can get a better blood level to be effective in killing the HIV. The type of meal was not specified in the studies done..patients were... Read more »

intellence

Hello. My doc has put me on truvada and intellence as previos mes interfered with m'y seretide for asthama. However i have gained a lot of weight and appear to have weakened my bones ie several fractures etc. I consulted another doc who sais...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are having bone fractures then an assessment of bone strength (check for osteoporosis) with a DEXA scan is often recommended. Etravirine has not been much of a concern regarding bone health but the tenofovir in Truvada can be an issues.... Read more »

Muscle and Joint Pain -- Intelence

I have been taking Intelence since it was initially being tested. I've recently developed muscle pain (all over) and more specifically joint pain in both elbows. Could this be due to Intelence? The other drugs I am taking for HIV are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of myalgia/myositis with etravirine in clinical studies was very low (< 1%) so it can happen but generally would look for another explanation. rates of muscle disorders for your other HIV meds is similarly low. Looking at muscle enzyme... Read more »

Intelence and Depression?

I started Intelence along with Isentress back in Feb. 08 and I've been going thru a terrible depression/mental confusion and lack of concentration ever since. Though I lost my job in April and am still out of work, I just can't seem to get...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen and heard about cases of depression that seem to be linked to raltegravir (Isentress)but I haven't seen much (isolated reports) linking depression to etravirine (Intelence). Recommend discussing with your HIV specialist and try to... 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 »