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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. Read more »

Prezista/R or Viramune?

Hi. I've been positive for 9 years and have been fortunate enough to never get an infection even... Read more »

viramune and fatigue

...trying reyataz and norvir. Nobody I know has such a reaction to Viramune. My doc thinks it's... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...common side effect of many of the HIV drugs, especially the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) such as Viramune (nevirapine) and Sustiva (efavirenz). Rashes are more common and more severe in women. It's important to monitor... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Roxane Issues Strengthened Warning of Viramune-Related Liver Problems

...a letter to healthcare providers and updated the product's labeling following the report of several life-threatening hepatic reactions related to Viramune. The revised labeling highlights the advice that people taking Viramune seek immediate... Read more »
Project Inform

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... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...cold) (11%). Last year, the warning on the drug label was strengthened to include reports of hypersensitivity (allergic-like) reactions, which sometimes occur with hepatic (liver) failure, and fatality due to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, erythema... Read more »
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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. Read more »

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 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 »

Anyone else have an allergic reation to Viracept?

Posted by Anonymous
...Virocept? I had one but I was on the medication for two weeks before it start to show. Now my doctor has me on Combivir and Viramune. The Virocept had made my liver enzyme count shoot up and they tested for anything and eveything that they could.... Read more »