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Risks Of 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 »

switching nevirapine with efavirenz after 2 weeks from PEP

i have been treated with PEP after 12 hours of possible exposure. i was having sex with a girl and the condom broke. i was been treated with combivir+nevirapine and after 2 weeks i changed nevirapine to efavirenz because of the rash caused by the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...In the long run, this will give you the peace of my mind you need. Fourth, you completed the full course of PEP (even if the nevirapine was switched to efavirenz, this would not have negatively impacted the effectiveness of the PEP regimen).... Read more »


HiI started taking combivir and neviripine November last year my cd 4 count was 270 and viral load 600000, in July my digits were cd4 536 and viral load undetectable, I am starting treatment to have iui next week, my question is if I were to get...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...comments.From what you've described, you've had an excellent response to your current treatment. There's no need to switch out the nevirapine, since the risk of toxicity is largely restricted to the first weeks of treatment. It's only then that... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer Treatment With Antiretroviral Nevirapine Reduces Risk of HIV Among Infants, Study Finds

... Extended treatment with the antiretroviral drug nevirapine in conjunction with the standard therapy might reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission, according to a study published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Officials Warned in 2002 of Risks Associated With Nevirapine Use in Pregnant Women but Did Not Inform White House

...Although NIH officials were warned that a Ugandan clinical trial using the antiretroviral drug nevirapine was "flawed" months before President Bush announced an initiative to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa and the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Week Course of Antiretroviral Nevirapine Did Not Clearly Reduce Risk of HIV Among Breastfed Infants, Study Finds

... A six-week extended course of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine did not clearly show a reduced risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission among breastfed infants, according to a study published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nevirapine Reduces Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Repeat Pregnancies, Study Says

... The antiretroviral drug nevirapine -- a low-cost medication that is used as a standard method of reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission in the developing world Read more »
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PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every 8 hours Nevirapine: Every 12 hours Abacavir Sulfate: Twice a day Wanted to make sure if there are the right ones. Any feed... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...Reuters 1/4/01 Atlanta -- Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, Read more »


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 »

hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby? I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!! Read more »