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How Long Does Nevirapine Take To Work

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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 reverse...
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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...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear STL,Your post raises several important issues.First, the safety of your current regimen of Stocrin (Sustiva) + Truvada during pregnancy. Stocrin is not considered safe for pregnant women. Pregnant monkeys exposed to this drug have delivered... Read more »

Nevirapine Combivir vs. PI combo

I am in Thailand, and getting ready to start treatments. CD4<350 VL35,000. I must pay for meds myself. My doctor wants me to start on combo of Indinavir/Ritonavir & DDI/D4T. This will cost me 450 a month (Ouch!). Thailand is about to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question. Sorry for the delay in response.The choice of first regimen is tricky, since there are many parameters that I use to pick the right one for any one person.Overall, I think that the ability to have a simple, easy to... Read more »

Nevirapine rechallenge?

A friend had to stop efavirenz due to persistant side effects. He switched to nevirapine but had to stop that due to rash (it was not SJS). He can't recall if he did the 2-week ramp-up (since he doesn't recall it, I would guess he...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If the nevirapine reaction has mild without any liver reaction I have occasinally re-challenged the patient (though I usually don't stop nevirapine for mild rash in the first place but follow carefully). Many docs would go to a PI and then... 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
Thanks for your question.It's heartening to know that readers in Asia might benefit from our work here at TheBody.Now, on to your question. The regimen that you'll be taking should be very well tolerated, and with the availibility of the... Read more »
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