What is Etravirine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Intelence

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Etravirine, also known as TMC125, is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor antiretroviral drug. It is used for HIV-1 infection in combination with at least two antiretroviral agents in treatment-experienced patients exhibiting viral replication with documented resistance agents.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Etravirine

Side effect Patients
Fat deposits (xanthomas) 1
Nausea 1
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Etravirine

Dosage Patients
200 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Etravirine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Etravirine

Duration

Currently taking Etravirine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Etravirine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Etravirine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Darunavir (Prezista) 1
Ritonavir (Norvir) 1
Zidovudine (Retrovir) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Etravirine

May 20, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had difficulty with side effects from Atripla (the Susteva part) but tolerated them for a year since the treatment worked. I am so much happier on Intelence and Truvada. No horrible dreams, no foggyness, no anxiety. The only side effect has been mild heartburn and gas depending on what food I take the meds with. I love going to sleep, sleeping deep, waking refreshed and not having anxiety. And my CD4's continue to rise while my VL has stayed at 0
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2009 (Started Nov 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Atripla (Sustiva) nightmares stopped immediately. No other side effects have arisen.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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