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Viramune Restarting

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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 daily for two weeks, then full dose of one 200 mg tablet twice daily.
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Should I never try Viramune again?

Hi!I've been HIV+ for 4 years now and began treatment one year after diagnosis. I was on a Trizivir-only regimen which was producing some blips (VL = 80, CD4= 490) occassionally while reading undetectable most of the time. My doctor said that I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The side effect that you descibe (hepatitis with fever) can be sue to Viramune. If treatment is continued, it can kill you. Although we cannot be certain that the Viramune was the cause, the timing is right Read more »

Viramune safety, Zerit at 30mg?

I am a "healthy"male age 41, CD4=220 (Max was 250)VL1000.I started meds in 1997 with CD4 20. Now multible resistance (Lexiva, Kaletra, Epivir)Taking Viread, Epivir, Lexiva only now.Can not tolerate Sustiva or AZT. Doctor tells me to restart...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...contains meds likely to be effective against your virus. If there is good reason to believe your virus remains susceptible to Viramune and Zerit, despite your prior HIV therapy exposure (including to similar drugs) then I can see why your doc is... Read more »

Viread/3TC/Viramune versus Truvada/Viramune

I am a HIV/HCV coinfected female, 44 years of age, undetectable HIV RNA, 30% T-cells, and stage 0/1 liver fibrosis. My question relates to HIV HAART treatment. I changed treatment about 8 months ago from Viread/Viramune/3TC/Ziagen (Viread once...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...is a close cousin of 3 TC, maybe a little longer half life and easy to take. As long as you have not had a problem with the Viramune in the first 6 weeks you should not have one. The recommendation is not to take Viramune if you have more than... Read more »

Viramune/Ziagen Rash

I had been on Trizivir for 3 months (first HAART treatment) and developed extremely bad leg muscle pain and hip pain. My doctor had me stop the Trizivir for three weeks (the muscle pain went away within a week) and had me start on...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...This is part of the problem with combining Viramune (nevirapine) and Ziagen (abacavir). One study presented at IAS last year found that the risk of rash was signficantly increased Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

... ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune Other Name(s): BI-RG-587, NVP, Nevirapina Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nevirapine, also Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

...Other Drugs? What Is Nevirapine? Nevirapine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Viramune. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see ... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Viramune Affects Birth Control in HIV+ Women

...The drug called Viramune (also known as nevirapine) appears to reduce the blood levels of the oral birth control pill Ortho-Novum, thereby reducing its Read more »
The Body

New Assistance Program Helps HIVers Pay for Viramune

... This week, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced a new payment assistance program for its HIV medication drug Viramune (nevirapine). The program is open to U.S. residents who are taking Viramune and have private health insurance, but are required Read more »
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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. Read more »

Started TRUVADA and VIRAMUNE last night at 6pm

Posted by Augustus, 3 Replies
This is my first experience with fighting my HIV infection that I was diagnosed with on July 1 2005. So far, everything seems normal, even a wee bit better than normal as I feel a great weight lifting. I have agonized over starting meds for 2... Read more »

RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
...gave in to temptation and had two glasses of wine the past three days. The first night, it was two hours after taking the viramune / truvada. The next day, it was in the afternoon. No problems other than a little stomach upset. However... 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 the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »