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Who Takes Nevirapine

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than One-Fifth of Pregnant Women Taking Nevirapine Have Some Resistance One Year Later, Study Says

More than one-fifth of HIV-positive pregnant women who take a single dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have some resistance to the drug one year after treatment, according to a study published in... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune XR, Viramune Other Name(s): NVP, extended-release nevirapine Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Nevirapine... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Nevirapine?

I will be taking nevirapine in order to have my baby. Should I continue on it once I give birth or should I switch to Sustiva?Carol...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Whether to stay on nevirapine or switch to Sustiva after delivery of your baby depends on several factors. First, I assume that either of these drugs will be used in combination with other antiretrovirals such as AZT + 3TC for treatment of you HIV... Read more »

Nevirapine rash

I had some rashes all over my body after taking nevirapine for 3 weeks during pregnacy, now my body has some dark spots all over. CAn you help me find a good product to take them away ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many types of rash can result in increased pigmentation after clearing (in my experience somewhat more common in persons with dark skin). There is usually no easy means to manage such hyperpigmentation. I recommend seeing a dermatologist for their... Read more »

Two weeks of low dose of nevirapine

My thirty two (32)month old son is on nevirapine, he takes two and a half tabs twice a day. He has just been on a two week trip with some friends and I have found out that he was given one tab twice a day, that is 2/5ths of his dose. Please what are...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I'm not sure what dose your son is taking, but nevirapine should either be dosed 400 mg once a day or 200 mg twice daily. Usually, this is either a single 400 mg tablet or 2-200 mg tablets once daily, or 1- 200 mg... Read more »

Cymbalta+nevirapine+lamivudine+viread

Dear doctor ,I was prescribed by my psiquiatric Cymbalta(duloxetine) for my depression since paroxetine was not working all rihgt.I would really like to knoe if this drug has any interaction witn the antiretrivirals I am taking which are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generaly Cymbalta can be taken safely with your nevirapine based regimeln in my experience and to my knowledge. If any reader knows of a concern (still needs to be reasonably monitored) please post experience or a reference. KH... Read more »
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Taking the test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I want to take the Hiv test should I go to my HMO or to a clinic like Planned Parenthood ? please reply .

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medication, thinking to stop taking it:

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
What would happen if i decide to stop taking my medication that i am on, Combovir & Sustiva? Would i get really sick & the disease would progrest to the point that i would die?

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