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Intelence

Common Name: etravirine Brand Name: Intelence Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: Two 100 mg tablets twice daily, with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $876.82 / month Manufacturer contact: Tibotec Therapeutics, 1 (877)...
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Low white blood cell count

The good news is my new change meds has viral load to undectable and cd4 at 444. Yea!! Hiv plus since 1987. I have a very resistant virus and take Intelence, Truvada, Prezista & Norvir, and Isentress. My wbc is 2.8 which is the lowest reading since...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although these HIV meds are not usually associated with decreased blood counts, it is possible that your counts were affected by these meds given the timing of the decrease. I agree with your doctor's plan. Given your history of drug resistant... Read more »

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 »

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 Truvada,...
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 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 if I...
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 that. I... Read more »
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An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

Brand Name: Intelence Other Name(s): ETR, ETV, Etravirina, TMC 125, TMC-125, TMC125 Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Etravirine, also known as Intelence or TMC125, is a type of medicine called a... Read more »
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Etravirine (Intelence)

What Is Etravirine? Who Should Take it? What About Drug Resistance? How Is it Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does it React With Other Drugs? What Is Etravirine? Etravirine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

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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... 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 »

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 »

DENIALISTS - A DANGEROUS GAME

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play? Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »