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Which Is Better Sustiva Or Viramune

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Sustiva or Viramune

I see you have been on just about every HIV drug company's speaker bureau. As an HIV patient and research chemist, I would like to know what data you can point me to that suggest Sustiva is better than Viramune. I am actively involved in keeping...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I would not say that efavirenz is "better' than nevirapine. Better at what? For some people, one is a better choice than the other. For you, leery of the central nervous system side effects of efavirenz, nevirapine may be a better option -... Read more »

CNS penetration - Sustiva vs Viramune

Can you tell me if these achieve similar levels of CNS penetration? (I want to keep HIV-related... Read more »

Viramune or Sustiva

I have been on medication for 2 years this month. Combivir and Viramune. My Doctor wants to change... Read more »
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Project Inform

Switch to Viramune Safe for Some Who Can't Tolerate Sustiva

...the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that it was generally safe to substitute Viramune (nevirapine) for Sustiva (efavirenz) when people were experiencing unacceptable side effects. The study, while small, may help provide... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Does Viramune = Sustiva?

...Many doctors have long thought that Viramune was just as potent as Sustiva, but they didn't have good data to back them up. Now it appears that they do. Still, as usual doctors Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Warning on Two Specific 3-Drug Regimens: Viread + Videx + Either Sustiva or Viramune

...high viral loads (about half of those patients failed the treatment). The problem seems to be specific to these regimens, as Sustiva has worked with Viread-based regimens, and with Videx-based regimens, in different trials. The FDA email is... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viramune

... Common Name: nevirapine Brand Name: Viramune Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs, or non-nukes) Standard Read more »
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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 Read more »

Decisions, decisions....

Posted by Blixer, 4 Replies
...that the pain was caused by the meds although this is a very very unusual side effect. The doctor was going to change me to Viramune but my CD4 count is too high for that. So his suggestion is to rechallenge with the same meds that I've had... Read more »

Going on Meds

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...tell my boss what is causing my sickness. Any advice on what I tell him? (2) the meds my doc is recommending are Nevirapine (viramune) and Truvada (Tenofir + Emtricitabine). Does anyone out there have any experiences they can share about these... Read more »

swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune. Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Ziagen.My legs Read more »