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Can I Drink Alcohol With Combivir And Viramune

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Viramune

... Common Name: nevirapine Brand Name: Viramune Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs, or non-nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg tablet daily for two weeks, then full dose of one 200 mg tablet twice daily.
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how much alcohol can we drink?

Dr. Bob, Since you are also positive- i was wondering how much alcohol is safe to drink with taking medications? Can you have 4 beers a day once a while or some red bull vodka or some fine wine? What do you do? is it okay?Ben
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Ben,If your liver in good shape, alcohol in moderation is generally not a problem with HIV medications. Check with your HIV specialist. He has all your laboratory results, including liver function studies, and knows what medications you are on.... Read more »

viramune/combivir

I've been on Viramune and Combivir for about 2 years now with no problems, all good numbers. Although I have no side effects, I am worried about future side effects, more visual things. Should I stay on this combination or is there a better combo...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...medications that you are taking, the only one associated with visible body shpae changes to any extent is the zidovudine part of the Combivir. Given your good numbers (which I assume mean an undetectable viral load), it would be easy enough to... Read more »

Can I go to a one pill a day with Combivir/Viramune

Hi Doctors:I have my doctor's appppointment coming up soon and am curious about a few things which I plan to ask my doctor. I've been taking Combivir and Viramune for three years now. Is there a one pill regimine yet for this combo? Does the AZT in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Unfortunately, there isn't a triple-drug combo pill of AZT/3TC (Combivir) and nevirapine (Viramune) in the US. [The triple combo actually exists as an off-patent, generic in India, though].There is debate about the risk of Read more »

Viramune/combivir

I am been taken Viramune/ combivir twice a day for three month no complications and doing well, in the long run how effective is this convination?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...no signs of toxicity or viral breakthrough. There have been no long term comparative trials of Combivir/Sustiva vs Combivir/Viramune but Sustiva and Viramune have similar potency. Viramune has more liver toxicity than Sustiva, and if it does... Read more »
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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

... ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune Other Name(s): BI-RG-587, NVP, Nevirapina Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nevirapine, also Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...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 ... Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

... What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Read more »
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Combivir

... Combo Drug Common Name: zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC) Brand Name: Combivir Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
...gave in to temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days. The first night, it was two hours after taking the viramune / truvada. The next day, it was in the afternoon. No problems other than a little stomach upset. However... Read more »

Viramune

Posted by 2twotango, 1 Reply
...I recently began taking Viramune and Truvada and I have noticed that about 10-15 minutes after taking it I feel like the lights in the room are getting brighter. 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 »