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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
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From Efivarenz to nevirapin

Hi Doc. My husband and I are planning to have a baby. I am on Efivarenz and Lamzid currently. How will switching to nevirapine affect my viral load? Currently it's undetectable. Can I switch back to efivarenz once baby is born? How long should I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...well suppressed on an efavirenz containing regimen with no prior history of drug failure (viral resistance) then switching to nevirapine has a high rate of success in maintaining suppression of HIV replication. After delivery patients can switch... 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 »

switching nevirapine with efavirenz after 2 weeks from PEP

i have been treated with PEP after 12 hours of possible exposure. i was having sex with a girl and the condom broke. i was been treated with combivir+nevirapine and after 2 weeks i changed nevirapine to efavirenz because of the rash caused by the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...In the long run, this will give you the peace of my mind you need. Fourth, you completed the full course of PEP (even if the nevirapine was switched to efavirenz, this would not have negatively impacted the effectiveness of the PEP regimen).... Read more »

Truvada/Stocrin or Nevirapine/Combivir???????

Hi. Greetings from Kenya. I tested positive in 2000. In 2002 I got pregnant CD4 327- VL100,000. I was not on any medication then. After the first trimester I was put on Combivir & Nevirapine until after I gave birth. At the time of birth (C/S)...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...there is no reason to think it is unsafe.The most data we do have on HIV medications and pregnancy is with Combivir as well as Nevirapine.Your options are to switch to Truvada and Nevirapine or completely change to Combivir and Nevirapine prior... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Nevirapine-Based Fixed-Dose Combination ARVs

...(greater or less than 60 kg). Unfortunately, it is not quite that simple in practice. Lead-In Dosing: Starter Packs Needed When nevirapine (NVP) is first started, it should be administered at half dose for the first 14 days, i.e. 200 mg once... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Findings on Nevirapine Support WHO HIV Treatment Guideline Changes

... "Most HIV-positive women and children exposed to nevirapine (Viramune) during the peripartum period can go on to use the drug when they need highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Month Delay in Onset of Nevirapine-Based Antiretroviral Therapy Can Prevent Drug Resistance Following Single-Dose Nevirapine During Labor, Study Says

... Delaying the start of a nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy by six months can prevent the development of drug resistance in HIV-positive women who took single-dose Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...Name: Viramune Other Name(s): BI-RG-587, NVP, Nevirapina Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nevirapine, also known as Viramune, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).... Read more »
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EXPIRED HIV MEDICINES

Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
...gets to Ghana, but it is so bad to give expired drugs persons living with this deadly and dangerous disease like HIV. I take Nevirapine, Lamivudine & Zidovudine tablets which already does not help my Liver Enlargement but what option do i... Read more »

Finding some pills hard to swallow?

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
...I recently started ARV therapy and one of the pills I take (2 per day) are Nevirapine (Viramune). Now I'm well-acquainted with swallowing pills, I take a whole handful each day in the form of supplements and don't Read more »

Need Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My friend has taken Stavudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine for a month. At the end of the month her Doctor found in a Blood test increased SGPT (550 U/L), SGOT (310 U/L) and Alkaline Phosphatase Read more »

hiv+ Moms w/child

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, What medication has the dr put you on? How do you feel? Do you take your medication regularly? How much risk is there in having a baby? I like to thank you all for your replys in advance!! Read more »