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Which Has Less 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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viramune/epicom vs sustiva/truvada?

i am treatment naive and am scared of taking t cells are 245 @ 17% and my viral load is 13704...they have been this way since i found out a year and a half ago...which medication combo is better? less side effects? epicom viramune or...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...However, Truvada and Sustiva are more often selected as initial therapy. This probably has to do with concerns about potential side effects hypersensitivity from Epzicom (the abacavir component) and worries about liver toxicity from Viramune. ... Read more »

Switching from Sustiva + Truvada to Viramune + Truvada

Hello and thank you so much for contributing your time, knowledge and experience to so many people.I have been taking Sustiva and Truvada for about a year now and have always had difficulty staying asleep with this regimen. In addition, I feel like...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...alot about the particular aspect of the switch. Viramune has less central nervous system (including sleep) disturbance related side effects than Sustiva so that is a plus. It has a different profile for side effects (rash, liver, hypersensitivity... 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 »


I am in the unfortunate position of having to pay for my medications myself. I'm starting treatment soon and my doctor suggested Combivir and Sustiva. I did some research on cost and I noticed that Viramune is cheaper.Do you think I can take...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...research organization. This study, called 2NN, showed that both medications were equally effective in controlling HIV. The side effects were different however. Viramune was more likely to cause liver toxicity (one fatal case) and Sustiva... 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


...once daily for first-time therapy (no once-daily dose if taken with Sustiva or Viramune). Three tablets twice a day may be considered for treatment-experienced people or those taking it with Sustiva or Viramune. Half-strength film-coated tablet... Read more »
The Well Project


...the best dose for an HIV drug. The dose must be high enough to keep HIV from reproducing, but not so high that it causes many side effects. How Is PK Studied? The following PK values are important: Maximum concentration (Cmax):... 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 »
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Posted by dElle, 6 Replies
...wanted to get some feedback on anyone who is taking antidepressants. I have been + for over 3 years and am taking Epzicom and Sustiva. HIV has not taken over my life and I am fairly well adjusted (numbers are great too). As of late I feel like... Read more »

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 »

the difference between a doctor & nurse....

Posted by still_here, 2 Replies my CD4. bastards. He did tell me that I have to go to an oncologist because of the HPV situation. greeeeeeeeeat. On the upside... I was given the prescription for Atripla... the brand new fancy pants Sustiva/Truvada combination pill! ROCK ON!!... Read more »