Adult: In combination w/ other antiretroviral agents: Treatment-experienced patients: 200 mg bid. Child: >6 yr In combination w/ other antiretroviral agents: Treatment-experienced patients: ≥16-<20 kg: 100 mg bid; ≥20-<25 kg: 125 mg bid; ≥25-<30 150 mg bid; ≥30 kg: Same as adult dose.
Severe (Child-Pugh Class C): Contraindicated.
Should be taken with food. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush. For patients w/ swallowing difficulties, disperse tab thoroughly in a glass of water & drink immediately. Rinse the glass w/ water several times & drink each rinse completely.
Hypersensitivity to etravirine. Severe hepatic (Child-Pugh Class C) impairment. Lactation.
Patient w/ hepatitis B or C. Not indicated for use in treatment-naive patients. Mild to moderate hepatic impairment. Pregnancy.
Monitor viral load, CD4 count, cholesterol, triglycerides, hepatic transaminases (if signs or symptoms of hypersensitivity develops), signs and symptoms of infection and skin rash.
May decrease plasma concentrations and therapeutic effects of indinavir, antiarrhythmics (e.g. amiodarone, quinidine, flecainide, systemic lidocaine, disopyramide, mexiletine, propafenone), itraconazole, ketoconazole, lovastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin, immunosuppressants (e.g. ciclosporin, sirolimus, tacrolimus). May increase plasma concentrations of warfarin, diazepam, digoxin. Decreased plasma concentrations w/ carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampicin, rifapentine, dexamethasone. May inhibit metabolism of clopidogrel.
Increased absorption w/ food. Decreased plasma concentration and therapeutic effect w/ St John’s wort.
Description: Etravirine, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), binds to HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and subsequently blocks viral RNA- and DNA-dependent DNA polymerase activities including replication. Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: Readily absorbed. Increased absorption w/ food. Time to peak plasma concentrations: 2.5-4 hr. Distribution: Crosses placenta. Plasma protein binding: 99.9%, primarily to albumin and α1-acid glycoprotein. Metabolism: Extensively metabolised in the liver by CYP3A4, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 enzymes to less active metabolites. Excretion: Via faeces (94%, up to 86% as unchanged drug); urine (1% as metabolites). Terminal elimination half-life: Approx 41 hr.
J05AG04 - etravirine ; Belongs to the class of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Used in the systemic treatment of viral infections.
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