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Viramune Vs Intelence

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... 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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Viramune vs. Isentress

I am considering beginning treatment on a regimen of Truvada plus either Viramune or Isentress. Can you summarize the pros and cons of Viramune vs. Isentress? Thank you!
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your post.Viramune is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI or "non-nuc") that kills the virus by blocking its ability to copy Read more »

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
... However, clearly the drug is not for everyone - no regimen is - and there are excellent alternatives. As far as Truvada + Viramune, this would not be a first choice. Viramune is not as potent as Sustiva (a component of Atripla) also the drug... Read more »

Reyataz vs Viramune

I tested positive in November 2006 and guess I was exposed in August 2006. I have had 3 blood tests between Dec and March - viral loads of 360,000, 550,000 and 710,000 and CD4 counts of 260, 340, and 280. My HIV doctor recommends I start treatment...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...protease inhibitors if possible.So the choice is between Atripla (which contains Viread, Emtriva, and Sustiva) and Truvada and Viramune. Viramune generally leads to a better lipid profile than Sustiva. But the reason that Viramune is not on the... 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 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 »

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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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 »