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Reaction To Viramune

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Truvada, Viramune - possible reaction

I took Combivir, Norvir and Invirase successfully for two years. But after suffering from pain on the edges of my big toenails for most of the time - which my doctor says can be a side effect of Norvir - and also desiring a meds combo that I only...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't observed localized symptoms such as yours (sinus pressure) that was linked to Truvada/Viramune. If no other explanation found then switching your meds (such as Sustiva for Viramune) on a careful trial basis could be considered. If... Read more »

Viramune rash

I started Viramune and Truvada October 2006 and noticed itching in November 2006 but was recently... Read more »

Risks of swapping Efavirenz for Viramune?

Hello, firstly a big thank-you for your site and the wealth of knowledge on here.I have a question... Read more »
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Switching to Viramune Is Possible at Higher CD4s

Current U.S. Guidelines state that Viramune (nevirapine) should not be started in women with CD4s above 250 and in men with CD4s above 400. This is due to potentially severe allergic reactions found mostly at higher CD4 counts. However, there's no... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Viramune XR (Nevirapine) 400 mg Extended Release Tablet

On March 25, 2011, FDA approved Viramune XR (nevirapine) 400 mg extended release tablet. Viramune XR is indicated for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. The approval is based on one... Read more »
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Switch to Viramune Safe for Some Who Can't Tolerate Sustiva

A poster presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that it was generally safe to substitute Viramune (nevirapine) for Sustiva (efavirenz) when people were experiencing unacceptable side effects. The study, while small,... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »


Posted by 2twotango, 1 Reply
I recently began taking Viramune and Truvada and I have noticed that about 10-15 minutes after taking it I feel like the lights in the room are getting brighter. My pupils are very very small. It was such a strange sensation today that I had to... Read more »


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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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since diagnosis...

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