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Nevirapine Dosages

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nevirapine dosage

hi doc, can i take nevirapine 400 once a day dose instead of 200 twice a day (in combination with other 2 medicines of course)? i am very much afraid of side effects of efavirenz. regards....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello and thanks for posting.Here in the US, there is an extended release version of nevirapine (Viramune XR) that is approved for once daily dosing. In many parts of the world, doctors have been prescribing nevirapine as a once daily medication... Read more »

nevirapine overdose??

Hi I took nevirapine adn vircomb(lamivudine +zidovuidine)twice dailyand tonight i took two... Read more »

Can Nevirapine cause a loss in libido?

October 17th 2001. I am a healthy 41 year old heterosexual male who immediately began... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Viramune XR (Nevirapine) 400 mg Extended Release Tablet

On March 25, 2011, FDA approved Viramune XR (nevirapine) 400 mg extended release tablet. Viramune XR is indicated for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. The approval is based on one... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Month Delay in Onset of Nevirapine-Based Antiretroviral Therapy Can Prevent Drug Resistance Following Single-Dose Nevirapine During Labor, Study Says

Delaying the start of a nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy by six months can prevent the development of drug resistance in HIV-positive women who took single-dose nevirapine during labor to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

What Is Nevirapine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Nevirapine? Nevirapine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Changes in Viramune XR Tablets for Kids

The FDA approved changes to the Viramune (nevirapine) Extended-Release (XR) tablet label to include the 100-mg tablet and dosing information for children ages six to 18 years. Previously, only 200-mg immediate release (IR) tablets or 400-mg... Read more »
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Finding some pills hard to swallow?

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
I recently started ARV therapy and one of the pills I take (2 per day) are Nevirapine (Viramune). Now I'm well-acquainted with swallowing pills, I take a whole handful each day in the form of supplements and don't usually have an issue with gagging... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
Reuters 1/4/01

Atlanta -- Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, federal health officials said on Thursday.

The Centers for... Read more »

Urge segunda opinion

Posted by Edy, 1 Reply
El problema es que me hicieron un genotipo y segun el resultado sali resistente a:
Efavirenz
Nevirapine
Lamivudine
Didanosine
Abacavir
Emtricitabine

Mi doctora me pinto un panarama muy pesimista y medijo que solo tengo una opcion de esquema:... Read more »

Need Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My friend has taken Stavudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine for a month. At the end of the month her Doctor found in a Blood test increased SGPT (550 U/L), SGOT (310 U/L) and Alkaline Phosphatase (1080 U/L).
In two days after a repeated test the... Read more »