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What Is Nevirapine Used For

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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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Hi Dr. Young,Is Etravirine and Nevirapine processed in the same part of the liver? I have been on Nevirapine for 10 years and I amhaving some liver issues. I wonder if Etravirine would use adifferent part of my liver?thanks,tom...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Tom and thanks for posting.Both medications are processed by the liver, though one generally doesn't distinguish between different parts or cells in the liver with regard to drug metabolism. That said, drug reactions from one medication... 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 »


My sister is currently taking duovir. She wants to change to Duovir-N but it is not available at the moment. Can she use the duovir and nevirapine?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Duovir is the combination of zidovudine and lamivudine, two nucleoside analogues. In most cases, this will not lead to full virologic suppression and the virus will get resistant to one or both of the medications, most likely the lamivudine. In... Read more »

nevirapine overdose??

Hi I took nevirapine adn vircomb(lamivudine +zidovuidine)twice dailyand tonight i took two nevirapine tablets instead of one and another one vircomb.when I realized my mistake I took vircomb again. What I read from nevirpane bottle it said dosage...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Generally a single extra dose of an HIV medication will not result in any significant problems.... 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 »

Urge segunda opinion

Posted by Edy, 1 Reply
El problema es que me hicieron un genotipo y segun el resultado sali resistente a:

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