April #143 : New Med in Town - by Laura Whitehorn

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April 2008


New Med in Town

by Laura Whitehorn

The FDA approves an HIV med, expanding the non-nuke class.

In mid January, the FDA approved Intelence (etravirine, TMC-125) for treatment of HIV. The new non-nuke aims to help those positive people whose virus is resistant to the other three meds in that class—Sustiva, Viramune and Rescriptor; it has not been approved for people just starting meds. The dose is two 100 mg tablets twice a day in a combo with drugs from other classes. Intelence, whose most common side effects in trials were rash and nausea, can’t be teamed with the other non-nukes, nor with some protease inhibitors. Details at AIDSmeds.com (search for “Intelence”) or your doctor’s office.


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