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Missed Dose Nevirapine

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AIDS InfoNet

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
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From Efivarenz to nevirapin

Hi Doc. My husband and I are planning to have a baby. I am on Efivarenz and Lamzid currently. How will switching to nevirapine affect my viral load? Currently it's undetectable. Can I switch back to efivarenz once baby is born? How long should I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...well suppressed on an efavirenz containing regimen with no prior history of drug failure (viral resistance) then switching to nevirapine has a high rate of success in maintaining suppression of HIV replication. After delivery patients can switch... Read more »

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Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment. Read more »

thanks doc..nevirapine 2doses

hi doc,thank you for answering. While waiting for your answer I have kept up with PEP (and the nausea, bloated tummy, loose stools and headache) for the 16th day today. I'll stop it today. What I forgot to mention is that the doc I went to gave me...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...As far as PEP goes, any HAART combination is acceptable. The issue with nevirapine is that people with a normal CD4 cell count (such as yourself) are at increased risk of hepatic toxicity so it is better to use Read more »

Nevirapine in babies

Hi,We are implementing a PMTCT programme since 2001. We haveintroduced Nevirapine in June 2002 and very soon we will be expanding theprogramme to other sites. Can you help me to answer the followingquestion: Can we give Nevirapine to the newborn...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...You don't mention whether or not you are giving nevirapine to the mother. If you give nevirapine to the mother at delivery, the baby should have good levels of nevirapine through at least Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Month Delay in Onset of Nevirapine-Based Antiretroviral Therapy Can Prevent Drug Resistance Following Single-Dose Nevirapine During Labor, Study Says

... Delaying the start of a nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy by six months can prevent the development of drug resistance in HIV-positive women who took single-dose Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Nevirapine-Based Fixed-Dose Combination ARVs

...(greater or less than 60 kg). Unfortunately, it is not quite that simple in practice. Lead-In Dosing: Starter Packs Needed When nevirapine (NVP) is first started, it should be administered at half dose for the first 14 days, i.e. 200 mg once... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...Name: Viramune Other Name(s): BI-RG-587, NVP, Nevirapina Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nevirapine, also known as Viramune, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Compares Antiretroviral Treatments Among HIV-Positive Mothers Who Received Nevirapine During Labor

... A recent review of a clinical study funded by NIH comparing antiretroviral treatment regimens that contained either nevirapine or ritonavir-boosted lopinavir found that ritonavir/ lopinavir is more effective than nevirpaine among HIV-positive... Read more »
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PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was effective? Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...only "a problem" to me in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or... Read more »

Meds and body fat change in women?

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I am very nervous about this topic. I have poor self image problems already. I just met a woman in her late forties who looked like, pardon me, death. She said her numbers were good, but she looked aweful. I imagine maybe AZT did it to her, but... Read more »

Going on Meds

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...dont want to tell my boss what is causing my sickness. Any advice on what I tell him? (2) the meds my doc is recommending are Nevirapine (viramune) and Truvada (Tenofir + Emtricitabine). Does anyone out there have any experiences they can share... Read more »