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What should I avoid while taking Edurant?

There are several things to avoid while taking Edurant (rilpivirine), a drug prescribed with other medicines to treat infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in adults who have not been treated in the past.
  • Avoid taking the supplement St. John's wort, as well as certain anti-seizure medications and tuberculosis drugs, some corticosteroids, and drugs that reduce the production of acid in the stomach. Make sure your doctor knows all medications and supplements you take; he or she can tell you whether they interact with Edurant.
  • Avoid taking any new medications (prescription or over the counter) or supplements without first checking with your doctor.
  • Do not breastfeed. Breastfeeding is not recommended if you take Edurant, because the HIV virus can pass in breast milk to your baby.
  • Avoid passing the virus on to others. Edurant is not a cure for HIV infection. You need to continues to practice safety measures, such as using latex or polyurethane condoms during sex and not sharing needles to prevent transmitting HIV to others.
  • You may want to avoid getting pregnant while taking Edurant. There is not enough research on Edurant in pregnant women to show it is safe during pregnancy, so you should talk to your doctor about the potential benefits and risks.

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