INTELENCE® (etravirine), in combination with other antiretroviral (ARV) agents, is indicated for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in ARV treatment-experienced patients ages 6 years and older, who have evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and other ARV agents.
The indication for adult use is based on Week 48 analyses from 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of INTELENCE®. Both studies were conducted in clinically advanced, 3-class ARV (NNRTI, N[t]RTI, PI) treatment-experienced adults. The indication for pediatric use is based on 24-week analyses of a single arm, Phase 2 trial in ARV treatment-experienced pediatric subjects 6 years to less than 18 years of age.
In treatment-experienced adult and pediatric patients, the following points should be considered when initiating therapy with INTELENCE®:
In the DUET studies, Grade 3 and 4 rashes were reported in 1.3% of patients receiving INTELENCE® compared to 0.2% of patients in the placebo arm. Discontinuation rate due to rash was 2.2% in patients taking INTELENCE®. In clinical trials of patients on INTELENCE®, the incidence of rash was higher in women compared to men. Rash occurred most commonly during the first 6 weeks of therapy. In the PIANO study of children ages 6 to ≤17 years of age, rash was seen more commonly than in adults and occurred in 15% (≥Grade 2) of pediatric subjects
Discontinue INTELENCE® immediately if signs or symptoms of severe skin reactions or hypersensitivity reactions develop (including, but not limited to, severe rash or rash accompanied by fever, general malaise, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, oral lesions, conjunctivitis, facial edema, hepatitis, eosinophilia, or angioedema)
This is not a complete list of potential drug interactions.
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