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Sustiva Vs Viramune

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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
...on this site, "Agents shown to have the best cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) penetration include AZT, D4T, abacavir, nevirapine (Viramune), and indinavir." (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/458093)But, Dr. Simpson points out that drug penetration... Read more »

viramune vs. sustiva

Dr. Boyle,Do you think that the convenience of taking sustiva only once each day makes it a better... 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... Read more »
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Switch to Viramune Safe for Some Who Can't Tolerate Sustiva

...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, may help provide... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Does Viramune = Sustiva?

...Many doctors have long thought that Viramune was just as potent as Sustiva, but they didn't have good data to back them up. Now it appears that they do. Still, as usual doctors Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Warning on Two Specific 3-Drug Regimens: Viread + Videx + Either Sustiva or Viramune

...high viral loads (about half of those patients failed the treatment). The problem seems to be specific to these regimens, as Sustiva has worked with Viread-based regimens, and with Videx-based regimens, in different trials. The FDA email is... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

... Common Name: nevirapine Brand Name: Viramune Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs, or non-nukes) Standard Read more »
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OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...I took my 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 Read more »

sustiva vs crixivan

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and choloesteral have starting to creep into the high values. My doc has now suggested dropping Crixivan for Sustiva? He states of the 50 patients in his practice that have done this only 1 has not maintained ... 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 Thanks for responding ;) Read more »

Urine Drug Screening and SUSTIVA!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...just like myself - I know, we are so blessed!! He is presently on SUSTIVA and COMBIVIR, and I am on FORTOVASE, VIRACEPT and VIRAMUNE. The newest thing we've had to deal with was the fact that on occasion, urine drug screening tests are run in... Read more »