Etravirine is an HIV medication approved for people who have developed resistance to other HIV treatments. It should only be used with other drugs as part of an HIV "cocktail." Although the medicine is not a cure for HIV or AIDS, it can help stop HIV from infecting uninfected cells in the body. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken twice daily after meals.
Etravirine (Intelence®) is a prescription medicine used as a treatment for HIV and AIDS. It is approved for use only in combination with other HIV medications and only in people who have developed resistance to other HIV medications. Etravirine is approved for use in adults and children who are at least six years of age.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with etravirine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of etravirine include, but are not limited to:
- Tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands or feet
- A rash.
(Click Side Effects of Etravirine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)