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What Are The Side Effects Of Nevirapine

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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 (ART). It is also called Viramune. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse...
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nevirapine and side-effects

I am a 53 year old gay man, started on Atripla three months ago when my CD4 count dropped below 350. I had a strong depressive reaction after 5 weeks, and my doctor switched me to Truvada and Nevirapine. After 10 days on the new regimen I developed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Rashes due to nevirapine are fairly common (seen in around 20% of patients) and can be very serious with 5-10% of patients stopping the drug. Rarely can be life threatening so careful monitoring for liver toxicity and involvement of mucous membranes... Read more »

Truvada and nevirapine side effects

Hi there, I just started back on medication after a three-year break. My numbers had dropped to just over 200, and my vl was only about 40,000.The combination that I currently take is Truvada and Nevirapine. I hear this combo can be lipoatrophy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Nevirapine can cause a variety of mild-severe hypersensitivity type reactions so that needs to be monitored (also liver issues). A range of idiosyncratic responses can be seen in different individuals from a regimen such as yours. A clinic visit... Read more »

nevirapine side effects

Hello from Germany, I am HIV positiv since may 2005(cd4 in that time 140 and VL 85000)Doctor said:start therapy! Ok,I choose nevirapine und truvada.I am now 4o years old male,fit und all this time I feel great.From 2006 bis 2008 CD4 400-550 and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If your liver enzymes are elevated due to nevirapine then a switch to Atripla (substituting efavirenz for nevirapine) often would be beneficial. There are a range of issues that result in elevated GGT levels. GGT is sensitive to biliary tract... Read more »

side effects on nevirapine and efavirenz

I would be grateful for advice on a medication change. I was diagnosed HIV positive in 1998 and responded successfully to a combination of nevirapine, AZT and 3TC. I rapidly achieved an undetectable viral load and a CD4 count in the 800 region...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Efavirenz often will increase plasma lipids more than nevirapine. I often would switch to atazanavir (+/- ritonavir). Use of ritonavir would hinge on whether there is any history of resistance or need for stomach acid drugs. I also might switch off... Read more »
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U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
Reuters 1/4/01

Atlanta -- Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, federal health officials said on Thursday.

The Centers for... Read more »

Finding some pills hard to swallow?

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
I recently started ARV therapy and one of the pills I take (2 per day) are Nevirapine (Viramune). Now I'm well-acquainted with swallowing pills, I take a whole handful each day in the form of supplements and don't usually have an issue with gagging... Read more »

Need Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My friend has taken Stavudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine for a month. At the end of the month her Doctor found in a Blood test increased SGPT (550 U/L), SGOT (310 U/L) and Alkaline Phosphatase (1080 U/L).
In two days after a repeated test the... Read more »

Urge segunda opinion

Posted by Edy, 1 Reply
El problema es que me hicieron un genotipo y segun el resultado sali resistente a:
Efavirenz
Nevirapine
Lamivudine
Didanosine
Abacavir
Emtricitabine

Mi doctora me pinto un panarama muy pesimista y medijo que solo tengo una opcion de esquema:... Read more »