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How Long Does Nevirapine Take To Work

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...expensive than a phenotypic test. Cross-Resistance Sometimes a mutant version of HIV is resistant to more than one drug. When this happens, the drugs are called "cross-resistant." For example, most HIV that is resistant to nevirapine (Viramune) is also resistant to efavirenz (Sustiva). This means that nevirapine and efavirenz are cross-resistant. Cross-resistance is important when you change medications. You need to choose new drugs that...
Ask the Experts

how long HAART will work?

dear carol, i am a final yr medical student in india and also a visitor of your website . as a med student, i have seen a lot hiv+ people in the hospital. a couple of days back i found a patient with hiv who is frustrated enough after the...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...researching on our web site. It is also nice to hear you are involved with HIV patients and trying to provide some reassurance about longevity. HIV is now referred to as a "chronic disease". As far as the HIV meds go, I have patients that are... Read more »

Truvada/Stocrin or Nevirapine/Combivir???????

Hi. Greetings from Kenya. I tested positive in 2000. In 2002 I got pregnant CD4 327- VL100,000. I was not on any medication then. After the first trimester I was put on Combivir & Nevirapine until after I gave birth. At the time of birth (C/S)...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...there is no reason to think it is unsafe.The most data we do have on HIV medications and pregnancy is with Combivir as well as Nevirapine.Your options are to switch to Truvada and Nevirapine or completely change to Combivir and Nevirapine prior... Read more »

muscle soreness or fatigue

I have been on nevirapine in conjunction with other drugs - I think at the moment tenofovir - for over 10 years, and have experienced a kind of muscle fatigue or soreness in my legs, which is an adjunt to my major concern, and the reason for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Nevirapine and tenofovir rarely cause direct muscle problems such as myopathy (sometimes seen with AZT for example). Actually nevirapine Read more »

How long's it gonna work?

Well, it looks like it is time to start HAART. CD4 = 285 VL = 120,000. I have minor symptoms of skin rashes, weight loss, and fatigue.Will be starting with the twice a day combination of stavudine [Zerit] 40 mg, lamivudine [Epivir] 150 mg and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...able to tolerate the medication and have "100%" adherence, there's no reason to think that the regimen won't last for a very long time, many years, hopefully. This statement is not a replacement for good clinical and laboratory monitoring, nor... Read more »
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The Well Project

Pharmacokinetics

...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

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...Intelence (etravirine or TMC-125) Rescriptor (delavirdine) Sustiva (efavirenz) Viramune (nevirapine) Protease Inhibitors (PIs) These drugs interfere with HIV's protease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...overdose. New interactions are being identified all the time. Drugs to watch out for include other ARVs (especially efavirenz or nevirapine ), drugs to treat tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ), for erectile dysfunction (such as Viagra), for... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Resistancecan develop HIV drugs can stop working The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), such as Viramune (nevirapine) and Sustiva (efavirenz), speed up enzymes and get some other drugs out of thesystem faster. If you... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg - twice a day After another blood test... 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 »

Finding some pills hard to swallow?

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
...I recently started ARV therapy and one of the pills I take (2 per day) are Nevirapine (Viramune). Now I'm well-acquainted with swallowing pills, I take a whole handful each day in the form of supplements and don't Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »