- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Storage Conditions
- 12 Available Alternatives
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OverviewETRAVIRINE is a Schedule H drug.
Etravirine is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body.Etravirine is used with other medicines to treat HIV in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. HIV causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Etravirine is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.This medication is used in people who have developed resistance to other HIV medications.
UsageETRAVIRINE is generally used to treat: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
ETRAVIRINE can address symptoms like: Fever, Head Headache, Throat Soreness, Loose Motion, Vomit, Abdomen Upset Stomach
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
How Do I Take It?ETRAVIRINE is generally taken After Food.
Route of Administration: Oral
- Caution should be exercised in patients with history kidney, liver problems, hepatitis, sugar, high blood cholesterol, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
- It may cause redistribution or accumulation of fat in certain body parts; if it is so consult with your doctor.
- It does not stop the spread of HIV to others; avoid sexual contact, sharing of needles or injection supplies.
- It may cause serious, potentially life-threatening, and fatal skin reactions with the following symptoms: red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe rash, fever, mouth sores, red and irritated eyes, etc. If it is so consult with your doctor.
- Monitor liver function, CD4 count, complete blood cell counts, and blood cholesterol regularly while taking this medication.
- Patient may develop Immune Reconstitution Syndrome and Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms.
- You should not take etravirine if you are allergic to it.Etravirine must be taken in combination with other HIV medications.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label.
- Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Etravirine works best if you take it after a meal. Do not take it on an empty stomach
- .Do not crush, chew, or break an etravirine tablet. Swallow it whole with liquid such as water.
Symptoms of OverdosageETRAVIRINE over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing
Common Side-EffectsETRAVIRINE : Irregular Heartbeat, Eyes Blurred Vision, Dizziness, Nervousness, Irregular Heartbeat, Arms Weakness, Legs Weakness, Abdomen Pain, Vomit, Hands Tingling
Serious Side-EffectsETRAVIRINE : Skin Rash, Seizure, Nausea, Increased Thirst, Frequent Urination, Mood Swings
Rare Side-EffectsETRAVIRINE : Diarrhoea, Hives, Mouth Ulcer, Chills, Cough, Fever, Skin Irritation, Eyes Eye Irritation, Shortness Of Breath, Throat Soreness, Face Swelling, Swollen Lips, Hands Swelling, Fatigue (tiredness), Wheezing
Technical ClassificationETRAVIRINE is categorized as: NNRTIS / ANTIVIRAL AGENTS / ANTI-INFECTIVES
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
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