Janssen CarePath provides the additional support you may need to help you get started with INTELENCE® treatment, once you and your doctor have decided that INTELENCE® is right for you. You can call a Janssen CarePath Coordinator at 866-836-0114.
Your Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator can:
- Review your health plan benefits to help answer questions you may have about insurance coverage for INTELENCE®
- Identify options that may help make INTELENCE® more affordable, if needed
- Review available resources and help you choose the resources that may best meet your needs
- Provide treatment education support. We also invite you to learn more at Intelence.com.
Get started with a Janssen CarePath account
Sign Up or Log In to your personal Janssen CarePath account so you can learn about your insurance coverage for INTELENCE® and find support to help you stay on track with your Janssen medication. Within your account you can:
- Link your account to your prescriber
- Request a benefits investigation
- See the results of your benefits investigation to understand your insurance coverage
- Learn about treatment support programs
If Your Health Plan Does Not Approve INTELENCE® Treatment
Sometimes you may not be able to obtain the medication that your doctor has ordered for you. For example, your health plan might not cover the medication because it is not on the plan’s drug list (formulary) or the cost is higher than you think you should have to pay. In these situations, you and your doctor have the right to ask the health plan to explain its decision and to consider making the medication available to you as an exception to its policies.
If you have any questions, please call Janssen CarePath at 866-836-0114, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET.
INTELENCE® is a prescription medicine that is used in combination with other antiretroviral medicines to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) infection in adults and children 2 years of age and older:
- who are already taking or have taken a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and other HIV-1 medicines, and
- these medicines are not controlling their HIV-1 infection.
- HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
INTELENCE® does not cure HIV infection or AIDS. You must stay on continuous HIV therapy to control your HIV infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses.
Ask your healthcare professional if INTELENCE® is right for you.
What are the possible side effects of INTELENCE®?
INTELENCE® can cause serious side effects including:
- Severe skin rash and allergic reactions. Skin rash is a common side effect of INTELENCE®. Rash can be serious. Call your healthcare professional right away if you get a rash. In some cases, severe rash and allergic reaction may need to be treated in a hospital and may lead to death
If you get a rash with any of the following symptoms, stop taking INTELENCE® and call your healthcare professional right away:
- generally ill feeling
- extreme tiredness
- muscle or joint aches
- blisters or sores in mouth
- blisters or peeling of the skin
- redness or swelling of the eyes
- swelling of the mouth, lips, or face
- problems breathing
Sometimes allergic reactions can affect body organs, such as your liver. Call your healthcare professional right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms of liver problems:
- yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes
- dark or tea-colored urine
- pale-colored stools (bowel movements)
- nausea or vomiting
- loss of appetite
- pain, aching, or tenderness on the right side of your stomach area
- Changes in body fat. The cause and long-term health effects of this condition is not known
- Changes in your immune system can happen when you start taking HIV medicines. Your immune system may get stronger and begin to fight infections that have been hidden
- The most common side effects of INTELENCE® in adults include rash as well as numbness, tingling or pain in the hands or feet
- The most common side effects of INTELENCE® in children include rash and diarrhea
This is not a complete list of all side effects. If you experience these or other symptoms, contact your healthcare professional right away.
What should I tell my doctor before I take INTELENCE®?
Before taking INTELENCE®, tell your healthcare professional if you:
- have severe liver problems or hepatitis B or C
- are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. It is not known if INTELENCE® will harm your unborn baby. Do not breastfeed if you are taking INTELENCE®. You should not breastfeed if you have HIV because of the risk of passing HIV to your baby
- Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
- Do not start a new medicine without telling your healthcare professional
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see the full Product Information in PDF format for more details.