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Which Has Less Side Effects Sustiva Or Viramune

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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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viramune/epicom vs sustiva/truvada?

i am treatment naive and am scared of taking meds....my 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
Hello and thanks for posting. Your T cells (CD4 cells) are in the 200 to 350 range at which treatment is often recommended. There really is no one best combination starting regimen and therapy should be individualized. However, Truvada and Sustiva... 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
The barrier to resistance for Viramune is fairly similar to that for Sustiva so I would not worry alot about the particular aspect of the switch. Viramune has less central nervous system (including sleep) disturbance related side effects than... Read more »

Switch from Sustiva to Viramune?

I was infected possibly in 1994. Tested positive in 1999. Baseline values: VL = 49000; CD4 = 183. No opportunistic infections except for: molluscum contagiosum (repeatedly) and herpes zoster (once). Both disappeared after 6 months of HAART. I have...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well here we have some info that is pretty reassuring. With a viral load initially of about 50 thousand, we can expect that viramune/nevirapine should be just as successful as sustiva has been for you. There is actually a study going on mostly in... Read more »

Switching Sustiva to Viramune

Hi Dr,First of all greetings from Thailand.I am on Sustiva, 3TC and Viread for 5 years now. Started treatment with CD4 252 and VL 30.000. Since the start of medication undetectable and CD4's in the 700 range. Since the start 5 years ago I am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Excellent questions--I am encourage thatd you have some alternative choices in your location--hope those expand in the years ahead. Switching to nevirapine with careful clinical/lab monitoring may be your best option. Nevirapine-if tolerated during... Read more »
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sustiva side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
are you on sustiva? if so how long does the high feeling last...i've been on the drug for 4 weeks and still wake up daily feeling high, i have had to take a leave of abscence from work due to the side effedts, i want to try to hang in there, but... Read more »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
I took my 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... Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva

Posted by paman1964, 5 Replies
I have been on these 2 drugs for almost a month and a half and have not had any side affects whatsoever.
I have a doctors appointment next Tuesday to see how these meds are working so I guess i will see what my viral load is then.
I have not had any... Read more »

Day 38 of Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 2 Replies
Reached undetectable in 30 days. I was ecstatic to hear that. Only minor side effects, like a moderate fever for four days after starting the HAART regimen... and twice vomited for no reason. Never do that normally. Had to be the body adjusting... Read more »