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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... (ART). It is also called Viramune. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside...
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From Efivarenz to nevirapin

...Hi Doc. My husband and I are planning to have a baby. I am on Efivarenz and Lamzid currently. How will switching to nevirapine affect my viral load? Currently it's undetectable. Can I switch back to efivarenz once baby is born? How long should I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...well suppressed on an efavirenz containing regimen with no prior history of drug failure (viral resistance) then switching to nevirapine has a high rate of success in maintaining suppression of HIV replication. After delivery patients can switch... Read more »

nevirapine

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Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment. Read more »

Nevirapine?

...I will be taking nevirapine in order to have my baby. Should I continue on it once I give birth or should I switch to Sustiva?Carol
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Whether to stay on nevirapine or switch to Sustiva after delivery of your baby depends on several factors. First, I assume that either of these drugs will...with other antiretrovirals such as AZT + 3TC for treatment of you HIV infection. If that... Read more »

Nevirapine in babies

...Hi,We are implementing a PMTCT programme since 2001. We haveintroduced Nevirapine in June 2002 and very soon we will be expanding theprogramme to other sites. Can you help me to answer the followingquestion:... Can we give Nevirapine to the...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...You don't mention whether or not you are giving nevirapine to the mother. If you give nevirapine to the mother at delivery, the baby should have good levels of nevirapine through at least... 48 hours; you could then give another dose to the baby... Read more »
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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... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...Name: Viramune Other Name(s): BI-RG-587, NVP, Nevirapina Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nevirapine, also known as Viramune, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Compares Antiretroviral Treatments Among HIV-Positive Mothers Who Received Nevirapine During Labor

... A recent review of a clinical study funded by NIH comparing antiretroviral treatment regimens that contained either nevirapine or ritonavir-boosted lopinavir found that ritonavir/ lopinavir is more effective than nevirpaine among HIV-positive... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Public Health Advisory for Nevirapine (Viramune)

...is issuing a public health advisory to inform health care providers and patients about recent safety-related changes to the nevirapine (Viramune) label (package insert) and about appropriate use of HIV triple combination therapy containing... Read more »
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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,...severe skin reactions. In one case, a 43-year-old... Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...only "a problem" to me in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or... Read more »

Meds and body fat change in women?

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I am very nervous about this topic. I have poor self image problems already. I just met a woman in her late forties who looked like, pardon me, death. She said her numbers were good, but she looked aweful. I imagine maybe AZT did it to her, but... Read more »

anti virals available

Posted by Anonymous
...My medication recently changed and I have available a 1 month supply of triple therapy Ie. Stavudine 40 mg (60 caps), Nevirapine 200 mg (60 caps) and Kaletra soft gel caps (240 caps) all unopened/sealed If interested contact botmbooy@hotmail.com Read more »