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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 non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Etravirine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's...
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Bloods cut back to every six months

Hi there. I was just curious to know your opinion about my clinic's recent decision to cut back blood tests to once every six months for viral load and liver function, and once a year for the full suite of CD4 count etc, for patients who are stable...
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
I can't speak to what the UK NHS might be thinking. You also don't indicate what your current numbers are. There are certainly patients that we see who are on HIV meds with undetectable viral loads and good CD4 counts that have maintained that... Read more »

Should I Switch Treatment Regimen ?

I am a heavily treatment-experienced patient on meds since 1993. I am currently on the following regimen of Epzicom, Viramune and Kaletra since 2005. My counts range from 267-375. Previous CD4 count in October 2008 was 283. Most recent CD4 count of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.You do not mention the type of lipodystrophy you have. If it is fat loss than the switches will probably not help much. It is also unclear how much your current treatment might be associated with fat gain, which has been... Read more »

regiment change

I have been on Kaletra/truvada for four years with complete viral suppression.The problem is nausea and diarrhea. Its getting old after four years. My doc wants to switch me over to Intelence from kaletra thinking this will help with the upset...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Sorry to hear about the GI problems, glad to hear that you have managed to stay undetectable.The choice of intelence indicates that you might have previously had a virus that was drug resistant to an NNRTI (efavirenz, nevirapine or delavirdine). ... Read more »

Intelence vs. Sustiva

I take Sustiva, Selzentry, Epzicom and Viread. Selzentry must be doubled (600 mg, twice a day) because of Sustiva. Can I switch to Intellence and go to 300 mg twice a day on Selzentry? I show resistance to Sustiva, but have taken it for the last...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
It's not possible for me to give you a well-informed answer on the basis of the information that you have provided. In an earlier case today, I noted that the more complex a regimen and past treatment regimen, the less likely it is that I could... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Newly Approved Intelence (Etravirine) Dose May Halve Pill Burden

On December 22, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new 200 mg Intelence (etravirine) tablet. Intelence was originally approved in 2008, in only a 100 mg tablet formulation. The new 200 mg dosage form can help reduce pill burden for... Read more »
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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... 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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Fuzeon

Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) into the upper... Read more »
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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 »

Isentress Drug - Side Effects?? HELP

Posted by design36, 1 Reply
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »

New to Epzicom...Help with side-effects

Posted by Keoki, 1 Reply
Anybody out there on Intellence and Epzicom? I'm new to Epzicom. I had to stop Truvada, because of kidney function issues. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the Epzicom...nausea, lethargy, and just not "feeling right." Any information... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »