Positively Aware Intelence


ETR etravirine

For treatment-experienced patients with viral strains resistant to an NNRTI and other antiretroviral drugs only
Non-Nucleoside "Non-Nuke"

Standard Dose

One 200 mg tablet, twice daily following a meal. Approved for adults and children 2 years and older weighing at least 22 pounds (10 kg). See the package insert for specific weight-based dosing in children. Also available in 25 mg and 100 mg tablets. Must be taken in combination with another antiretroviral(s) which does not contain medication from the same drug class.

Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer to the time of your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. People unable to swallow pills (Intelence tablets are “chalky”) can dissolve tablets in 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of water or at least enough liquid to cover the medication, stir well until the water turns milky, add more water if desired—use orange juice or milk as an alternative, always placing tablets in water first. Avoid warm (over 104° F) or carbonated beverages. Drink immediately, rinse the glass several times with water, orange juice, or milk and completely swallow the rinse each time to make sure the entire dose is taken. Taking Intelence without food could result in a 50% decrease in the drug absorption and may lead to HIV drug resistance.

See package insert for more complete information on potential side effects and interactions.

Tell your provider or pharmacist about all medications, herbals, and supplements you are taking or thinking of taking, prescribed or not, as there are other drug interactions which are not listed here.


Janssen Therapeutics
(800) JANSSEN (526-7736)


200 mg tablets, 60 tablets: $1,660.58/month

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