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Switch From Sustiva To Viramune

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Will switching from sustiva to Viramune build up resistance?

Hi. I am taking a combination of Epivir, Zerit and Sustiva. I have had good results with this treatment and have only been on medications for HIV for 6 months. My question is this, at my last appt I told my doctor that I was having problems with...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
As long as your viral load has remained undetectable since you have been on Sustiva (and remains so currently) - there is very little risk of switching to viramune. This is not an uncommon strategy for patients who are doing well on sustiva, but... Read more »

Switching from Sustiva to Viramune

ingestion causing sleep disruptions. My doctor thinks a switch from Sustiva to Viramune would be a... Read more »

Switching Sustiva to Viramune

Hi Dr,First of all greetings from Thailand.I am on Sustiva, 3TC and Viread for 5 years now. Started... 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 »
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Project Inform Perspective Table of Contents, December 2008

Switch to Viramune Safe for Some Who Can't Tolerate Sustiva Study Shows People Can Safely Switch to Atripla Surprising Rate of Serious Heart Condition Found in Those on HAART 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 »
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Viramune

Brand name: Viramune XR and Viramune Generic name: nevirapine, or NVP Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim, www.viramunexr.com , (800) 274-8651 AWP:... Read more »
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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 »

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 away. That was pretty bad.

No dreams just any waking moments were like... like... I have no idea... Read more »

Viramune

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 »

Switching from Combivir to Truvada???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started Combivir/Sustiva a year ago. I've had great results. VL undetected. My doctor is suggesting the switch from Combivir/Sustiva to Truvada/Sustiva. Has anyone made the switch. What are the benefits aside from the once a day regimen. Any side... Read more »