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Drug Dosing Toolkit: Edurant

for Veterans and the Public

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."

Bring a printout of this page to discuss with your doctor during your next visit. List your questions at the bottom of the page.

Approved adult dosing

One 25 mg tablet Edurant once daily with a meal

  • Once daily
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    rilpivirine (Edurant) 25 mg

Notes on taking this medication

  • Take with a meal (do not take without food)
  • Rilpivirine (Edurant) interacts with medicines for indigestion, heartburn, and ulcers, including medicines available over the counter; check with your medical provider before using these medicines
  • Rilpivirine can interact with other drugs; persons using rilpivirine 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


Disclaimer: This information is not meant to substitute for advice from your medical provider or pharmacist. If you have any questions about your medication dosing, talk to your medical provider or pharmacist.