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Missed Dose Viramune And Epzicom

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Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called Kivexa. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). The drugs in Epzicom are called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nukes. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme...
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Missed Viramune dose last night

Yikes....I literally just wrote to you about missing a viramune dose and mentioned that this time I doubled it up. Then I did some more searching on the web and read that you are NOT to do that. I was in a panick and was afraid to wait even...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post. Not to worry- first off, a single missed dose of medication is by no means treatment failure. Yes, with nevirapine, it's ok to take 2 tablets at once (since the drug is frequently doses as a once-daily medication... Read more »

Accidentally took wrong dosage of Combivir and missed Viramune for several days

Hi there, I am currently on a regiment of a combination of Viramune and Combivir, twice a day. However, I recently discovered that I have been mistakenly taking a combination of two Combivirs per dose instead of Combivir & Viramune for at least...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.If your viral load was suppressed before the inadvertent treatment mix up, I don't think that there should be much of a problem.Make sure to mention this to your care provider, so that your next labs can be monitored... Read more »

Viramune Dosing

My Dr. recently switched me from Sustiva to Viramune. The dosing I am on is 400mg (2-200mg) 1xday in the morning along with videx-EC and Ziagen. I have always seen the normal dosing of viramune as 200mg 2x a day. Is the once a day dosing now...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Several studies I have seen support once daily dosing of Viramune (nevirapine); however, it is not FDA-approved as a once daily drug and there are some studies (e.g., VIRGO I and II) that indicated that twice daily Viramune may be better. Since... Read more »

missed dose two days in a row

hello, i was diagnosed just over a year ago and was quickly put on epzicom, prezista, and norvir. my vl has been either undetectable or <90 since January 2010. I have been 100% adherent, but realized this morning I had missed the last two days...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question. Many people have a similar experience.The good news is that since your viral load has been fully suppressed for so long missing a couple of doses should not make much difference as long as you start right back. It may... Read more »
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RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
I am on about day 45 of this regimen, my first. Reached undetectable under 30 days, will see doc again on September 7, 6 days away. I have to do labs prior to going, and I gave in to temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days.

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viramune

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone share their personal experiences with viramune. I'm getting ready to dose escalate and am apprehensive on what to expect.

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viramune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just started viramune and although I haven't escalated the dose yet I'm really worried about the rash. I hear it is more of a problem for women,and I want to think positive yet prepare myself for the worst.Any personal experiences would be... Read more »

missed

Posted by jab, 1 Reply
missed sustiva dose, should I take it now Read more »