INTELENCE® is a prescription medicine that is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection in combination with other HIV-1 medicines, in adults and children 2 years of age and older who have taken HIV-1 medicines in the past. HIV-1 is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). INTELENCE® is not recommended for use in children less than 2 years of age.
How should I take INTELENCE®?
Recommended Dosage in Adult Patients
The recommended oral dosage of INTELENCE® for adult patients is 200 mg (one 200 mg tablet or two 100 mg tablets) taken twice daily following a meal. The type of food does not affect the exposure to INTELENCE®.
Recommended Dosage During Pregnancy
The recommended oral dosage of INTELENCE® for pregnant individuals is 200 mg (one 200 mg tablet or two 100 mg tablets) taken twice daily following a meal.
Recommended Dosage in Pediatric Patients (2 Years to Less Than 18 Years of Age)
The recommended dosage of INTELENCE® for pediatric patients 2 years to less than 18 years of age and weighing at least 10 kg is based on body weight (see Table 1 in the Prescribing Information) not exceeding the recommended adult dosage. INTELENCE® should be taken orally, following a meal. The type of food does not affect the exposure to INTELENCE®.
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If you are unable to swallow INTELENCE® tablets whole, you may take your dose of INTELENCE® as follows:
Measure approximately 5 mL (1 teaspoon) of water and pour into a cup.
Place the tablets in the cup containing 5 mL of water. If needed, add more water to cover the tablets. Do not put the tablets in other liquids.
Stir well until the water looks milky.
Add a small amount (approximately 15 mL or 1 tablespoon) of liquid. Water may be used, but adding orange juice or milk rather than water may improve taste. Do not use warm (temperature more than 104°F or 40°C) or carbonated beverages.
Drink the mixture right away.
Add more orange juice, milk, or water to the cup to rinse the cup several times and completely swallow each time to make sure you take your entire dose of INTELENCE®.
*With a $7,500 maximum program benefit per calendar year. Not valid for patients using Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-funded programs to pay for their medications. Terms expire at the end of each calendar year and may change. There is no income requirement. See full eligibility requirements.Learn More