What happens if I miss a dose (Intelence)?
If you are less than 6 hours late in taking your medicine, take the missed dose after your next meal. Then return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Intelence)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking etravirine (Intelence)?
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect etravirine (Intelence)?
There are many other medicines that can interact with etravirine, or make it less effective. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- clarithromycin (Biaxin);
- clopidogrel (Plavix);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- dexamethasone (Cortastat, Decadron, Dexasone, Hexadrol, Solurex, and others);
- diazepam (Valium);
- maraviroc (Selzentry);
- sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio), tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca), or vardenafil (Levitra);
- sirolimus (Rapamune), tacrolimus (Prograf);
- an antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), posaconazole (Noxafil), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- a cholesterol medication such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin, Juvisync);
- a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin), disopyramide (Norpace), flecainide (Tambocor), mexiletine (Mexitil), propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G); or
- narcotic medication such as buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex), naloxone (Suboxone), or methadone (Diskets, Dolophine, Methadose).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with etravirine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about etravirine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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