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etravirine/nevirapine
Nov 7, 2011

Hi Dr. Young, Is Etravirine and Nevirapine processed in the same part of the liver? I have been on Nevirapine for 10 years and I am having some liver issues. I wonder if Etravirine would use a different part of my liver? thanks, tom

Response from Dr. Young

Hello Tom and thanks for posting.

Both medications are processed by the liver, though one generally doesn't distinguish between different parts or cells in the liver with regard to drug metabolism. That said, drug reactions from one medication don't always translate to reactions to all medications.

Hope that helps, BY



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