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Nevirapine Side Effects

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Truvada and nevirapine side effects

Hi there, I just started back on medication after a three-year break. My numbers had dropped to just over 200, and my vl was only about 40,000.The combination that I currently take is Truvada and Nevirapine. I hear this combo can be lipoatrophy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Nevirapine can cause a variety of mild-severe hypersensitivity type reactions so that needs to be monitored (also liver issues). A range Read more »

nevirapine side effects

Hello from Germany, I am HIV positiv since may 2005(cd4 in that time 140 and VL 85000)Doctor... Read more »

side effects on nevirapine and efavirenz

I would be grateful for advice on a medication change. I was diagnosed HIV positive in 1998 and... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Bizarre Side Effects from an Interaction Between Nevirapine and Clarithromycin

...Drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS, such as protease inhibitors (PI) and non-nucleoside inhibitors (non-nukes), are processed by enzymes in the liver. Other medications that are also processed by the same enzymes Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, nevirapine can cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects of this... 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Week Course of Antiretroviral Nevirapine Did Not Clearly Reduce Risk of HIV Among Breastfed Infants, Study Finds

...their own terrible dilemma," the Times reports. A single dose of nevirapine can prevent MTCT, but a single dose is not always effective. In addition, nevirapine can have side effects, and some infants develop liver failure, rashes or low white... Read more »
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PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every 8 hours Nevirapine:... Read more »

Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous
...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 Disease Control and... Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...(Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects from it. The main problem was horrific dreams that woke me at about 2am and in such a state of panic that it was... Read more »