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Which Has Fewer Side Effects Sustiva Or Viramune

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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical
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Timing sustiva to avoid side effects

I've been on Sustiva & Truvada for a year now, and all is well. However, the vivid dreams that I thought would subside seem to actually be increasing. They're not horrible, but I don't wake up feeling very rested. I currently take both pills just...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES a number of causes, like sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, but more likely (especially give your vivid dreams) due to side effects of your efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin).You could take your meds somewhat earlier to see if they cause fewer... Read more »

On Sustiva/Truvada Combo Side effects differing

Hello! I have been on Sustiva and Truvada for a month and a half now and am still experiencing side effects that sometimes impair my speech, balance and at times can be quite hallucinatory. I've even shone signs compulsive obssesive behaviors...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...If these side effects have been lessening with time it may turn out that they completely resolve. Are you taking the Sustiva at bedtime? If Read more »

Viramune or Sustiva

I have been on medication for 2 years this month. Combivir and Viramune. My Doctor wants to change me from Viramune to Sustiva I am very unhappy about this and worried. I had no side affects from the Viramune and my viral load has been undetectable...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...was as effective as Sustiva, but I think those are largely matters of history. There are some very limited reasons I might consider switching someone with a controlled viral load. One is if you were having a lot of liver problems, it might be... Read more »

Side effects of Combovir/Viramune what to expect?

hi, i have been looking for info about combovir w/ viramune but have not found much. I plan to begin that line of treatment the 19th and i am feeling some unexpected excitement about getting started. (My ID doctor's enthusiasm is rubbing of on me!)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Combivir sounds like it would be a part of whatever regimen you might start so I will focus on the Viramune. The major issues with Viramune are a rash/hypersensitivity reaction during the first several weeks/months and liver irritation. Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: nevirapine Brand Name: Viramune Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs, or non-nukes) Standard dose: One 200 mg tablet Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...month for 500 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Roche Pharmaceuticals, , 1 (800) 562-6367 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common are diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, and nausea. As seen with other... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...that is safeand effective. The dose has to be high enough to stop HIV from reproducing, butnot so high that it causes a lot of side effects. All HIV+ people on treatment take more than one HIV drug and many take othertypes of medications as... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...recommended that people wait longer before starting HIVtreatment. This was because of concerns about the HIV drugs, such as sideeffects and difficult dosing schedules. It was thought that HIV was not asharmful as possible drug side effects in... Read more »
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fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle... Read more »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...first sustiva (once daily) pill about 6 hours ago and I'm finally concious enough to walk around. Please tell me that those side effects go away. That was pretty bad. No dreams just any waking moments were like... like... I have no idea how to... Read more »

Are you a long term Sustiva/Truvada user

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
...I am curious about the long term effects of these medicines from actual users. I read the pamphlets and what doctors "claim" but I wanted some feedback from actual users Read more »

Drug Options I'm Weighing: Any Advice?

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi! I am weighing possible first run drug combos. I wanted something that was relatively simple with low side effects. Anyone using these combos? any experiences? Also, is Sustiva something that people with depression should take? Read more »