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Very important. A change in your diet, medicine, or dosage may be necessary. Promptly consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How the interaction occurs:
Carbonated beverages causes the formation of foam when mixed with etravirine. This may change how etravirine is absorbed in your body.
What might happen:
The amount of etravirine in your blood may increase and cause more side effects than expected or decrease and not work as well.
What you should do about this interaction:
While you are taking this medicine, you should avoid mixing it with carbonated beverages. You may choose an alternative beverage (such as water, orange juice, or milk).Contact your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more information.Your healthcare professionals may be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change your medicine or diet before checking with them first.Reference:1.Intelence (etravirine) US prescribing information. Janssen Pharmaceuticals August, 2014.