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Getting A Prescription For Nevirapine

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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...diarrhea, tiredness, and headache. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. Clinical Trials Click here to search for trials that use Nevirapine. Manufacturer Information Nevirapine Boehringer...
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can i take nevirapine alone for PEP? after a burst condom?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Nevirapine (alone or in combination) IS NOT recommended for post-exposure prophylaxis. There have been cases of liver toxicity (even liver Read more »


Hello,I tested positive back in 2001 last month my t-cells dropped below 300, to their lowest level in 6 years. Decided it was time to start meds, and 14 days ago, I took my first dose of Atripla. The first 10 days were great! No side effects at...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...what you have done and if the symptoms persist consider a change. I might favor swiching to a protease inhibitor rather than nevirapine just because rash is so common with nevirapine as well, but there is no clear answer.I am sorry I can not... Read more »


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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 »


Hi Doc, my doctor started me on Combivir,Nevirapine and Purbac. Generally I'm doing well but I'm getting chubby cheeks and bigger tummy. What could be causing this and can something be done
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The "bigger tummy" may be a side effect of your medications. Discuss the problem with your doctor to see if there is anything that can be done to adjust your treatment and avoid this side effect. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). In January 2001, the Centers for Disease Control warned against using nevirapine (Viramune) for PEP because of the risk of liver damage. See Fact Sheet 431 for more information on... 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 Read more »
The Well Project


...boosted regimen makes Crixivan easier to take. Several other PIs can be boosted with Norvir. The NNRTIs (drugs like Viramune [nevirapine] and Sustiva [efavirenz]) have the opposite effect. They speed up enzymes and get other drugs out of the... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...time of day, such as bedtime Find out if you can treat mild side effects with home remedies, over-the-counter medications, or prescription drugs and have these treatments on hand, especially for common side effects like diarrhea and nausea ... Read more »
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PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every 8 hours Nevirapine: Every 12 hours Abacavir Sulfate: Twice a day Wanted to make sure if there are the right ones. Any feed... Read more »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »


Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »

Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
...Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid Read more »