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rilpivirine (Edurant)

Type of Drug: Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor
Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors prevent HIV from using an enzyme called reverse transcriptase to make copies of itself. These drugs are also known as NNRTIs, nonnucleosides or "nonnukes."

Approved adult dosing

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

  • Once 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

Possible 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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