Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States

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Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

Etravirine (Intelence, ETR)

Last Updated: December 7, 2018; Last Reviewed: December 7, 2018

Excerpt from Table 10

Excerpt from Table 10
Generic Name
Trade Name
Formulation Dosing Recommendationsa Use in Pregnancy
  • 25 mg
  • 100 mg
  • 200 mg
For patients unable to swallow tablets whole, the tablets may be dispersed in a glass of water.
Standard Adult Dose:
  • 200 mg twice daily with food

PK in Pregnancy:
  • PK data in pregnancy (n = 26) suggest that etravirine exposure during pregnancy increases 1.2-fold to 1.6-fold.

Dosing in Pregnancy:
  • No change in dose indicated.
Variable placental transfer, usually in the moderate to high categories, ranging from 0.19–4.25 (data from 19 mother-infant pairs).b

Insufficient data to assess for teratogenicity in humans. No evidence of teratogenicity in rats or rabbits.
a Individual ARV drug dosages may need to be adjusted in patients with renal or hepatic insufficiency (for details, see the Adult and Adolescent Guidelines Appendix B, Table 8).
b Placental transfer categories are determined by mean or median cord blood/maternal delivery plasma drug ratio:
          High: >0.6
          Moderate: 0.3–0.6
          Low: <0.3
Key to Acronyms: ARV = antiretroviral; ETR= etravirine; PK = pharmacokinetic


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