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Best Time To Of Day Take Viramune Truvada

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What is the best time of day to take Viramune/Truvada?

Hi there. I have recently switched my meds to Viramune/Truvada. I currently take them in the morning, and sometimes feel a little light headed/sleepy afterwards. Is it better to take them at night before bed?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello and thanks for posting.There's no magic time of day to take your medications; only that you take on a daily basis. If your Viramune is dosed once-daily, then your entire pill regimen can be taken at any time. Given that you feel a... Read more »


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Truvada, Viramune - possible reaction

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The Center for AIDS

Once-a-Day Truvada Lowers HIV Risk in Gays and Transgender Women

Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with Truvada, the antiretroviralpill that combines Viread (tenofovir) and Emtriva(emtricitabine), lowered the chance that HIV-negativegay men and transgender women would becomeinfected in a large international trial. 1... Read more »

Once-Daily "Extended" Formulation of Nevirapine Holds Up Well in 48-Week Study Results

A once-daily, extended-release form of Viramune (nevirapine) in development appears to be as safe and effective as the twice-daily, immediate-release form currently on the market, according to 48-week study results presented at ICAAC 2010. Viramune... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


Brand name: Viramune XR and Viramune Generic name: nevirapine, or NVP Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim, , (800) 274-8651 AWP:... Read more »
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 »
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RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
I am on about day 45 of this regimen, my first. Reached undetectable under 30 days, will see doc again on September 7, 6 days away. I have to do labs prior to going, and I gave in to temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days.

The... Read more »

Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »

Day 38 of Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 2 Replies
Reached undetectable in 30 days. I was ecstatic to hear that. Only minor side effects, like a moderate fever for four days after starting the HAART regimen... and twice vomited for no reason. Never do that normally. Had to be the body adjusting... Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »