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What Are The Dangers Of Nevirapine

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AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

... What Is Nevirapine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Nevirapine? Nevirapine is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy
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From Efivarenz to nevirapin

Hi Doc. My husband and I are planning to have a baby. I am on Efivarenz and Lamzid currently. How will switching to nevirapine affect my viral load? Currently it's undetectable. Can I switch back to efivarenz once baby is born? How long should I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...well suppressed on an efavirenz containing regimen with no prior history of drug failure (viral resistance) then switching to nevirapine has a high rate of success in maintaining suppression of HIV replication. After delivery patients can switch... Read more »

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Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment. Read more »

Further: Nevirapine w/HCV History

first of all, i'd like to thank you very much for your prompt, helpful reply to my recent question (see bottom)now, if i might, further to my previous inquiry, ask you something else, i would greatly appreciate your input on this related issue - in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions for which I don't have a good answer. An evaluation by an endocrinologist is often helpful. Many other drugs can cause gynecomastia (marijuana, cimetidine, methadone, calcium channel blockers and many others) so all drugs need to be... Read more »

efavirenz or nevirapine

You are all doing a god job with this website.. Thank you so much.I have decided to start treatment with combivir and efavirenz. If i wont be able to tolerate efavirenz can i change to nevirapine or should i first start with nevirapine? My cd4=200...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your questions and comments.You are correct in assuming that if you do not tolerate efavirenz that you could switch to nevirapine. The drugs have different side effect profiles, so a switch for intolerance to one drug should not... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Month Delay in Onset of Nevirapine-Based Antiretroviral Therapy Can Prevent Drug Resistance Following Single-Dose Nevirapine During Labor, Study Says

... Delaying the start of a nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy by six months can prevent the development of drug resistance in HIV-positive women who took single-dose Read more »
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Once-Daily "Extended" Formulation of Nevirapine Holds Up Well in 48-Week Study Results

... A once-daily, extended-release form of Viramune (nevirapine) in development appears to be as safe and effective as the twice-daily, immediate-release form currently on the market, according Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...Name: Viramune Other Name(s): BI-RG-587, NVP, Nevirapina Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nevirapine, also known as Viramune, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Africa to Stop Recommending Nevirapine for Use by Itself for Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Medicines Control Council Says

...Africa's Medicines Control Council on Tuesday said that the government would stop recommending that the antiretroviral drug nevirapine be administered alone to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission because its use significantly increases the... Read more »
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PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every 8 hours Nevirapine: Every 12 hours Abacavir Sulfate: Twice a day Wanted to make sure if there are the right ones. Any feed... Read more »

EXPIRED HIV MEDICINES

Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
...gets to Ghana, but it is so bad to give expired drugs persons living with this deadly and dangerous disease like HIV. I take Nevirapine, Lamivudine & Zidovudine tablets which already does not help my Liver Enlargement but what option do i... Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...only "a problem" to me in so far as it is slightly disconcerting to my partner, when touching me. The drugs I am taking are: Nevirapine Tenofovir Lamivudine If anyone else has experienced this sensation when touching another person's skin, or... Read more »

Meds and body fat change in women?

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I am very nervous about this topic. I have poor self image problems already. I just met a woman in her late forties who looked like, pardon me, death. She said her numbers were good, but she looked aweful. I imagine maybe AZT did it to her, but... Read more »