EDURANT® is a prescription HIV medicine that helps to treat HIV infection in patients. It contains the HIV drug rilpivirine. This is a type of HIV medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or NNRTI.
EDURANT® is a prescription medicine that is used with:
HIV-1 is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
If you take EDURANT® in combination with oral VOCABRIA (cabotegravir), you should also read the Patient Information that comes with oral VOCABRIA (cabotegravir).
It is not known if EDURANT® is safe and effective in children less than 12 years of age or who weigh less than 77 lbs (35 kg).
How EDURANT® Works
Based on in vitro data, EDURANT® blocks an enzyme in the body called HIV reverse transcriptase. HIV needs this enzyme to make more virus. When this enzyme is blocked, less virus is made in your body. When used with other HIV medicines, EDURANT® may help:
Reducing the amount of HIV (your viral load) and increasing the CD4+ (T) cells in your blood may help improve your immune system. This may reduce your risk of death or getting infections that can happen when your immune system is weak (opportunistic infections).
The above information is based on in vitro data and not supported by clinical trials in humans.
Please read Important Safety Information below, and talk to your healthcare professional to learn if EDURANT® is right for you.
Do not stop taking EDURANT® or any other medicines without first talking to your healthcare professional.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV):The virus that causes AIDS.
Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NNRTI):A class of HIV drug that blocks an enzyme in the body called HIV reverse transcriptase. HIV needs this enzyme to make more virus.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS):A disease of the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). When someone has AIDS, their CD4+ cells die. This exposes the body to life-threatening infections.
CD4+ Cell:A type of white blood cell that fights infections. The more CD4+ cells a person has, the healthier their immune system is. HIV infects and kills CD4+ cells, weakening the immune system.
T Cell:A type of white blood cell that fights disease. T cells include CD4+ cells.
Immune System:The group of cells and organs whose job is to protect the body from infections.