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How Long Does Viramune Take To Work

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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune XR, Viramune Other Name(s): NVP, extended-release nevirapine Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Nevirapine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include severe liver problems, skin rash, and skin reactions. The liver and skin problems can happen at any time during treatment, but the time...
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How to stop long-lived med like Viramune?

Dr. Cohen,I've been on Combivir and Viramune since Dec '99, my first and only HIV meds. My VL is < 50 and my T-cells are around 535. I've become anemic and want to stop my meds to see if the AZT is causing the anemia (with my HIV...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, Jim, there are other ways to figure out if AZT is the cause of your anemia. While you could just stop them all, you can do something perhaps easier - which is to simply substitute a different antiviral for the AZT - one that does not cause... Read more »

Long-term Viramune Effects

Hi, hope you can shed some light on the side effects I have been having with my regimen. First, a litle history. Positive since 9/93, didn't start HAART until 1/96. First regimen was Viracept, Viramune and Zerit (w/ 8mg of loperamide a day to...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
No, I doubt that Viramune is responsible for your current problems and you need to have your doctor evaluate you carefully for the source of your current symptoms. This may involve a thorough GI/liver work-up since this is obviously the source or... Read more »

Viread/3TC/Viramune versus Truvada/Viramune

I am a HIV/HCV coinfected female, 44 years of age, undetectable HIV RNA, 30% T-cells, and stage 0/1 liver fibrosis. My question relates to HIV HAART treatment. I changed treatment about 8 months ago from Viread/Viramune/3TC/Ziagen (Viread once...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes. The drugs are very similar. The FTC in Truvada is a close cousin of 3 TC, maybe a little longer half life and easy to take. As long as you have not had a problem with the Viramune in the first 6 weeks you should not have one. The recommendation... Read more »

why not Viramune?

Thank you for answering my question. I have a good friend who takes Viramune as part of his regimen and he has stayed undetectable for a long time now with no reported side effects. Can you explain the reason why Viramune is not considered a first...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

No, your friend should not be thinking about switching off his Viramune if he is doing well (by that meaning that he has an undetectable viral load and not having side effects related to his treatment). You did not mention what other drugs he is... Read more »
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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 »

Atkins and Viramune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been POZ about 4 years now and on meds for about 3. All is going well undetectable VL with a high T cell count around 900. My only problem has been a conflict with my antidepressant caused by the viramune which I understand changes how my... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? 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 »