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Side Effects Of Sustiva Vs Viramune

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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical
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Atripla vs. Viramune + Truvada

Dr. Wohl, I asked you about Atripla vs. Reyataz + Norvir + Truvada as first-line treatment options, and I detected a slight preference for Atripla. Id like to pose the same question for Atripla vs. Viramune + Truvada. Aside from dosing...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...(a component of Atripla) also the drug is not recommended for patients with higher CD4 cell counts due to increased risk of side effects. But, for those who start on Atripla and do not tolerate the Sustiva, Truvada + Viramune is a reasonable... Read more »

CNS penetration - Sustiva vs Viramune

Can you tell me if these achieve similar levels of CNS penetration? (I want to keep HIV-related dementia risk low.) I'm thinking of switching to Viramune because after 3 months, I still feel sleepy during the day - even if I get 7 - 8 hours of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...to preventing or treating HIV dementia.As far as the first issue, Sustiva clearly does get into the CNS - as evidenced by the side effects this agent can produce (dizziness, vivid dreams, etc). But, surprisingly, the levels of Sustiva in the CNS... Read more »

viramune vs. sustiva

Dr. Boyle,Do you think that the convenience of taking sustiva only once each day makes it a better option than viramune? I am worried about the potential side effects of sustiva (have heard from friends) but like the idea of once a day. Your...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Sustiva/Stocrin (efavirenz) taken once daily is a very potent antiretroviral and, in the vast majority of patients, the side effects (mostly dizziness, vivid dreams, insomnia and decreased concentration) are mild to moderate and last a few days... Read more »

viramune/epicom vs sustiva/truvada?

i am treatment naive and am scared of taking meds....my t cells are 245 @ 17% and my viral load is 13704...they have been this way since i found out a year and a half ago...which medication combo is better? less side effects? epicom viramune or...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...However, Truvada and Sustiva are more often selected as initial therapy. This probably has to do with concerns about potential side effects hypersensitivity from Epzicom (the abacavir component) and worries about liver toxicity from Viramune. ... Read more »
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Viramune

... Common Name: nevirapine Brand Name: Viramune Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs, or non-nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg tablet Read more »
The Well Project

Pharmacokinetics

...the best dose for an HIV drug. The dose must be high enough to keep HIV from reproducing, but not so high that it causes many side effects. How Is PK Studied? The following PK values are important: Maximum concentration (Cmax):... Read more »
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Selzentry

...$1,101.42 / month for 150 mg or 300 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common include cough, fever, cold, rash, muscle and joint pain, stomach pain, and... Read more »
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Switch to Viramune Safe for Some Who Can't Tolerate Sustiva

...it was generally safe to substitute Viramune (nevirapine) for Sustiva (efavirenz) when people were experiencing unacceptable side effects. The study, while small, may help provide options for some people who cannot tolerate Sustiva but wish to... Read more »
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fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle... Read more »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...first sustiva (once daily) pill about 6 hours ago and I'm finally concious enough to walk around. Please tell me that those side effects go away. That was pretty bad. No dreams just any waking moments were like... like... I have no idea how to... Read more »

Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
...I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users Read more »

Drug Options I'm Weighing: Any Advice?

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi! I am weighing possible first run drug combos. I wanted something that was relatively simple with low side effects. Anyone using these combos? any experiences? Also, is Sustiva something that people with depression should take? Read more »