Viramune (Nevirapine)

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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

Brand Name: Viramune XR, Viramune Other Name(s): NVP, extended-release nevirapine Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

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Nevirapine (Viramune)

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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...

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Brand name: Viramune XR and Viramune

Generic name: nevirapine, or NVP

Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke)

Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim,, (800) 274-8651

AWP: $632.68 f...

By Positively Aware

Viramune (Nevirapine)

Viramune is supplied in 200 mg tablets that are white, oval and biconvex. One side is embossed with "54 193," with a single-line bisect separating them. The opposite side has a single-line bisect. Other dose formulations of Viramune are available. Do...

By The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

Viramune and Women in the News

Viramune (also known by the generic name of nevirapine) is one of the current antiretrovirals used in HIV therapy. Viramune use in women has been in the news lately, for different reasons. First, the FDA recently issued a public health advisory con...

By Cara Emery for AIDS Survival Project

Nevirapine Precautions Published

Physicians starting patients on nevirapine (Viramune®) need to be aware of new precautions published in February 2004 by Boehringer Ingelheim. A nevirapine combination is recommended as an "alternative" antiretroviral starting regimen in the current ...

By AIDS Treatment News

IATEC Presents the 2NN Study Results

The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), Sustiva (efavirenz) and Viramune (nevaripine), are now very commonly used as part of first-line HAART regimens. Previously, there was no data directly comparing the two NNRTIs nor the comb...

By Lara Strick, M.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project

Nevirapine and Vivid Dreams

There are currently three licensed non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) available:

delavirdine (Rescriptor) efavirenz (Sustiva) nevirapine (Viramune)

Of these three drugs, efavirenz is well known for its side ef...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Withdraws AIDS Drug Application

Ridgefield, Conn.-based Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced Friday that it was withdrawing its request that the US Food and Drug Administration approve the drug nevirapine for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission. John Wecker of Boe...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Let Nevirapine Do What It Does Best

S.J. Little, et al. Persistence of Transmitted Drug Resistance among Subjects With Primary HIV Infection Not Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. 9th Retrovirus Conference, Seattle, 2002. Abstract 95.

A single-dose of the AIDS drug nevirapine when take...

By Bob Huff for Gay Men's Health Crisis