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How Long Does Viramune Take To Work

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The Well Project


...result, Crixivan can be given twice a day with a little Norvir instead of three times a day by itself. The 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 system faster. As a result, higher doses of other drugs may be required. Doctors are aware of...
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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). Read more »

how long meds work

dear dr holodniy,a friend of mine told me that the meds for hiv only work for about 15 years or so. i,m myself hiv positive. i,m on viracept/ combivar, the only side effect i have is the dihrea. my friend tells me he is on viramunne and something...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...You can change your meds successfully when your viral load is undetectable. You probably will have less or no diarrhea with viramune. We don't know how long meds will work, because we are still writing the book on the success of these meds.... 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 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 »

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 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 is not to take Viramune if you have more than... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing 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.... 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... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...twice daily if taken with a protease inhibitor (except for Aptivus) and Rescriptor; 300 mg twice daily if taken with Aptivus, Viramune, Fuzeon, and all of the NRTIs; 600 mg twice daily if taken with Sustiva, Intelence, rifampin, and some... 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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Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2 years, and now it seems like "why did I wait so long". My tcell count started at 550ish, spiked into the 600s one time and has hovered around 400 since then. Last test... Read more »

Meds - How long to adjust?

Posted by calguy2009, 2 Replies
...over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of fatigue, with spurts of... Read more »

Over 50 and just tested positive - meds adjustment

Posted by calguy2009, 3 Replies
...50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of fatigue, with spurts of... 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 »