|changing sustiva to viramune
Nov 19, 2010
hello Dr As you could knew that i have been suffering from anxiety disorder before i was diagnosed adding that the combo which i'm taken also contributed more,now i decide to change to viramune and truvada to see if my panic could reduce. as i can see that the anxiety is getting worst even when driving on the highway.
my question are ,can i take it once at the bed time?could i drink at least moderate like i used to with sustiva,truvada? can i still have unprotected sex with my partner (wife)and eat the same food like before ? what will be my chance of resistance with my partner?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Switching the efavirenz to nevirapine may improve brain/central nervous symptoms for some patients so may be worth trying in select patients under close supervision. Some patients can take nevirapine once daily and there is a once daily formulation in development-depends on individual situation. For some can be taken once daily at bedtime and mild/moderate alcohol use can be OK if no liver irritation develops after the nevirapine started. Food restrictions would be same or less than advised with efavirenz. Sex without a condom is not generally recommended if partner is HIV negative due to continued concern about low level risk for transission. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.