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Brand name: Intelence Generic name: etravirine, or ETR Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: Janssen Therapeutics, , (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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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... Read more »

Would Isentress + Intelence be enough?

I'm a 47 yo Asian guy who's been positive for 7 years. I'm relatively healthy and have remained undetectable for a very long time. Started off with VL of 14K and CD4 nadir of 370. I think we caught the infection early too....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
You have obviously researched this very well. You do not mention whether or not any of your earlier treatments included medications that might be more likely associated with fat loss (such as zidovudine, stavudine, didanosine or zacitabine). These... Read more »

Truvada Intellence weight gain

I am a 50yo male who was switched from Atripla due to resistance to Truvada - Intellence and AZT back in April. I was 190lbs in April and have swelled up to over 245 as of December. None of my clothing fits, my belly looks like I swallowed a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Etravirine + Truvada + AZT would be an unusual regimen for which there is little to no published data. though it may well work to suppress HIV in some patients. rarely pxs will have a severe degree of weight gain from a particular HIV regimen-not... Read more »


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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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 »

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 »


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 »