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Edurant (rilpivirine)

Type of Drug: Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors were the first type of drug available to treat HIV. They are also known as NRTIs, nucleoside analogues, or "nukes."

When the HIV virus enters a healthy cell, it attempts to make copies of itself. It does this by using an enzyme called reverse transcriptase. NRTIs block that enzyme, so HIV cannot make new copies of itself.

Approved adult dosing

25 mg (one 25 mg tablet), once daily with a meal

  • Daily

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    Edurant (25 mg)

Notes on taking this medication

  • Take with a meal (do not take without food)
  • Edurant interacts with medicines for indigestion, heartburn, and ulcers, including medicines available over the counter; check with your medical provider before using these medicines
  • Edurant can interact with other drugs; persons using Edurant with those drugs may need an adjustment to their dose of the other drugs or avoid certain combinations; consult your medical provider

Side effects

  • Rash (usually is mild to moderate. If severe rash develops, contact your medical provider)
  • Nausea
  • Depression, mood changes

See accompanying chart: Tips for Common Side Effects

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