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Viramune

Brand name: Viramune XR and Viramune Generic name: nevirapine, or NVP Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim, www.viramunexr.com , (800) 274-8651 AWP: $632.68 for XR/month, $133.02 for 240 mL suspension (50 mg/5 mL) Standard Dose: One 200 mg IR (immediate release) tablet once daily for two weeks, then full dose of one 400 mg once daily for...
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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
Yes. The drugs are very similar. The FTC in Truvada is 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... Read more »

Ziagen, Zerit, Viramune, Elavil High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat

Hello,I have been on Zerit, Ziagen and Viramune since Ziagen appeared on the market. I switched to this combo after Viramune, Zerit DDI started to cause pancreatitis. I developed relatively high blood pressure, that starts going up about an hour or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have a high regard for Dr Sonnabend. elevated blood pressure has not been a feature of any of your HIV meds. There are numerous other HIV meds on the market now that could be substituted one at a time (such as tenofovir for D4T) to see what... Read more »

Ziagen, Zerit, Viramune, Elavil High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat

Hello, I have been on Zerit, Ziagen and Viramune since Ziagen appeared on the market. I switched to this combo after Viramune, Zerit and DDI started to cause pancreatitis. I developed relatively high blood pressure, that starts going up about an...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am gald your drug combination is working for you. It strikes me that the best thing for you is to optimize your diet, exercise and stop smoking (if you do, in fact, smoke). All easier said than done, especially if you are on a limited budget.As... Read more »

Re: Switch from Rescriptor to Viramune?

>>I previously had taken Viramune, along with Combavir, for approximately 4 years, with good results, but gave up the Viramune because of lipodystrophy concerns.<<I have never heard of Viramune causing lipodystrophy. Is this true, and...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Unfortunately, the data indicate that all of the antiretrovirals, to some extent, can cause or contribute to the development of lipodystrophy. The non-nucleoside class is, however, the class that is least likely to cause it. while this issue is far... Read more »
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viramune

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone share their personal experiences with viramune. I'm getting ready to dose escalate and am apprehensive on what to expect.

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Abacavir,viramune,viread

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since diagnosis...

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Abacavir,Viread,Viramune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am on day 4 of my new combo.., epivir, abacar(ziagen),Viramune, and viraed. It sucks. I feel lousy all of the time..has anyone else gone down this road before?

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Viramune

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. My pupils are very very small. It was such a strange sensation today that I had to... Read more »