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Viramune

Brand name: Viramune XR and Viramune Generic name: nevirapine, or NVP Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim, www.viramunexr.com , (800) 274-8651 AWP: $632.68 for XR/month, $133.02 for 240 mL suspension (50 mg/5 mL) Standard Dose: One 200 mg IR (immediate release) tablet once daily for two weeks, then full dose of one 400 mg once daily for...
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Crixivan/Norvir vs. Viramune/Combivir on a budget

I was recently diagnosed HIV+. VL around 35,000 CD4+ 350. I am thinking about treatment. My doctor wants me to start on Crixivan, Norvir, Videx EC, & Zerit. Here in Thailand, this will cost over 400 a month. Another option is locally made...
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
Given that viral load and the fact you are drug naive, viramune and combivir should be effective in achieving an undetectable viral load.MH... Read more »

Two doctors - two opinons on trizivir or combivir w/viramune

I have two doctors I see, one more frequently, the other as a "second opinion".I am on Trizivir and Viramune now. However Trizivir costs are going up w/ my insurance. Doctor A say's I can go with Combivir and Viramune as they are...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I think Dr. A has cited the existing data accurately, i.e. that the current evidence comparing trizivir with an NNRTI (Viramune or Sustiva) compared to combivir with an NNRTI suggests that there is not a significant difference. There are not long... Read more »

Viramune?

I am in the unfortunate position of having to pay for my medications myself. I'm starting treatment soon and my doctor suggested Combivir and Sustiva. I did some research on cost and I noticed that Viramune is cheaper.Do you think I can take...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There was a recent large study that directly compared Viramune and Sustiva (all received Zerit and Epivir) for initial treatment of HIV infection. This study was funded by the company that makes Viramune, but performed by an independent research... Read more »

DHHS on viramune

Dr. Pierone,In a recent answer you linked to the recent DHHS guidelines. I read through them with particular interest in the viramune vs. sustiva section.My doctor started me on viramune late last year and I've done quite well on it. I've...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The <a href="http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/adult/AA_071403.html#PrevNoTreat" target=_new>DHHS guidelines </a> did make Sustiva a preferred agent for first line treatment and I am speculating that they did so based on the... Read more »
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Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

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Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »