Etravirine

Etravirine

 

Brand: Intelence

Application: Acquired immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults

 

 

 

Atravirin drug information

Contraindications to the use of etravirin

Atravirin drug interaction

Tips to consider before taking etravirine

Possible side effects of etravirin

How to store etravirine

 

 

 

 

 

Atravirin drug information

Drug Information: Etravirine is an antiretroviral drug. It is prescribed for Acquired Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV). Etravirine slows the process of HIV infection but is not a definitive treatment. The HIV virus kills cells in the body called CD4 cells. These cells are white blood cells and are important because they protect the body against infections. If HIV is not treated, the body's immune system gradually weakens and loses its ability to defend itself against bacteria, viruses and other microbes.

Etravirine belongs to a group of antiretroviral drugs called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). It is prescribed, along with a number of other antiviral drugs, as part of combination therapy. Taking three or more antiretroviral drugs at the same time is more effective than taking a single drug. Combined use of different drugs reduces the risk of developing resistance to any of these drugs.

Etravirine slows the progression of HIV by reducing the number of viruses in the body. This process strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of HIV-related infections. This medicine can be prescribed by doctors who specialize in HIV.

 

Contraindications to the use of etravirin

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give etravirine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for etravirin drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Atravirin drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with etravirine include: some anticonvulsants (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin), other drugs (HIV (NNRTIs (eg, efavirenz, noirapine, delavirdin), HIV protease inhibitors). Such as atazanavir, fos iprenavir, tipranavir / ritonavir), rifampin, rifapentine, St. John's wort.

Drugs that also affect the removal and function of etravirine from the body include: specific rifamycins (such as rifampin, rifapentine), azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), macro antibiotics, macro Clarithromycin).

Etravirine can affect the elimination rate and function of other drugs. Some medications that affect etravirin include clopidogrel, rhythm-regulating drugs (eg, amiodarone, disopramide, quinidine), "blood thinners" (eg, warfarin), and some cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins). Such as atorvastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin), drugs to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension (eg, sildenafil, tadalafil).

Some other HIV treatments (such as Rilpivirine, Norapine, Efavirenz) may also interact with Etravirine. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details about taking these medications.

 

Tips to consider before taking etravirine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking etravirine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have porphyria (a rare inherited blood disease).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Possible side effects of etravirin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Itchy skin rash, feeling sick, indigestion, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, headache, tiredness, anxiety, sleep problems, tingling sensations, high blood pressure, heart problems, kidney problems, diabetes, night sweats, change In some blood tests

Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms that you feel may be caused by etravirin.

 

How to store etravirine

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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