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What If I Miss A Dose Of Nevirapine

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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune XR, Viramune Other Name(s): NVP, extended-release nevirapine Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Nevirapine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include severe liver problems, skin rash, and skin reactions. The liver and skin problems can happen at any time during treatment, but the time...
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Missed 1 dose

Dear Dr. YoungMy wife started treatment in Sep 2004 on AZT, 3TC, and Nevirapine with CD4 of 83, viral load of 2071, and CD4% of 12.8%. In Jan 2005, her CD4 was 133, CD4% of 20% and undetectable viral load. She has been 100% adherent, taking doses at...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Vineet-No need to worry- your wife has had exemplary adherence to her treatments. A single missed dose is not likely to cause any problems. The problem with missed doses is really one of multiple missed doses-- in these cases, there is an... Read more »

Missed Viramune dose last night

Yikes....I literally just wrote to you about missing a viramune dose and mentioned that this time I doubled it up. Then I did some more searching on the web and read that you are NOT to do that. I was in a panick and was afraid to wait even...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post. Not to worry- first off, a single missed dose of medication is by no means treatment failure. Yes, with nevirapine, it's ok to take 2 tablets at once (since the drug is frequently doses as a once-daily medication... Read more »

I missed a dose for the 1st time in 3 years

Hi i missed a dose for the 1st time in 3 years. Was so busy during the holidays i just remebered it when i was about to take my morning dose. So the span between each dose is 24 hours instead of the usual 12 hoirs. I take nevirapine and duovir. Have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Nothing to worry about. A single missed dose in three years of medications is equal to about 999/1000 doses or 99.9% adherence. You're well within the 95% mark that many authorities recommend.Be well in this... Read more »

What Really Happens if One Misses a Single/Multiple Dose?

Dear Dr.: thanks for helping all of us -- you're all God-sends. My question is what really happens if a single dose of retovirals are missed, say Atripla. (Don't worry, I never did this, and have never missed a single dose) Is such a...
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 question.When a dose of HIV medication is missed, the blood level of the meds will drop...they are cleared by the liver and kidneys from the blood. Most meds will work only when the amount is above the level needed to kill the... Read more »
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Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »

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I miss formerlyINFECTED

Posted by anxietyboy
Where did u go? We miss you. We want to know how you are doing....

Oh well at least he's OK....

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