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There is no specific antidote for overdose with EDURANT. Human experience of overdose with EDURANT is limited. Treatment of overdose with EDURANT consists of general supportive measures including monitoring of vital signs and ECG (QT interval) as well as observation of the clinical status of the patient. If indicated, elimination of unabsorbed active substance may be achieved by gastric lavage. Administration of activated charcoal may also be used to aid in removal of unabsorbed active substance. Since rilpivirine is highly bound to plasma protein, dialysis is unlikely to result in significant removal of the active substance.
EDURANT should not be co-administered with the following drugs, as significant decreases in rilpivirine plasma concentrations may occur due to CYP3A enzyme induction or gastric pH increase, which may result in loss of virologic response and possible resistance to EDURANT or to the class of NNRTIs [see also DRUG INTERACTIONS and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY]:
- the anticonvulsants carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
- the antimycobacterials rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine
- proton pump inhibitors, such as esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole, rabeprazole
- the glucocorticoid systemic dexamethasone (more than a single dose)
- St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/11/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Edurant Information
- Edurant Drug Interactions Center: rilpivirine oral
- Edurant Side Effects Center
- Edurant FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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