ETRAVIRINE is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. This medicine can lower, but not fully prevent, the risk of spreading HIV to others.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -liver disease -an unusual or allergic reaction to etravirine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. If unable to swallow whole, the tablet may be dispersed in water right before you take it. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine after a meal. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. For your anti-HIV therapy to work as well as possible, take each dose exactly as prescribed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine even if you feel better. Skipping doses may make the HIV virus resistant to this medicine and other medicines. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications: -carbamazepine -dasabuvir; ombitasvir; paritaprevir; ritonavir -ombitasvir; paritaprevir; ritonavir This medicine may also interact with the following medications: -artemether; lumefantrine -certain antibiotics like rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine -certain medicines for erectile dysfunction like sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil -certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like clopidogrel, warfarin -clarithromycin -dexamethasone -diazepam -medicines for irregular heart beat like amiodarone, digoxin, flecainide, lidocaine, mexiletine, propafenone, quinidine -medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pitavastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin -medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole -medicines for narcotic withdrawal and dependence such as buprenorphine, buprenorphine; naloxone -medicines for seizures like phenobarbital, phenytoin -medicines that lower your chance of fighting infection like cyclosporine, sirolimus, tacrolimus -methadone -other medicines for HIV -St. John's wort
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine. HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -dark urine -fast, irregular heartbeat -general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms -light-colored stools -loss of appetite, nausea -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -right upper belly pain -unusually weak or tired -yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -diarrhea -nausea, vomiting -dizziness -pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet -stomach pain -weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs.