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What is the definition or description of: NVP allergy?

What is the definition or description of: NVP allergy?

NVP allergy: Nevirapine (NVP) is used to treat / prevent HIV/AIDS. For possible adverse effects see: https://aidsinfo. Nih. Gov/drugs/116/nevirapine/0/patient ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What antiviral is nvp (nevirapine) an abbreviation for?

What antiviral is nvp (nevirapine) an abbreviation for?

Neviapine: Nevirapine, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nnrti). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nevirapine during pregnant?

Is it safe to take nevirapine during pregnant?

Yes: If you are already on Nevirapine from before pregnancy, it is safe to take during pregnancy - fda class b. Multiple studies have shown that pregnancy does not increase risk for Nevirapine side effects. ...Read more

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My mother is taking viramune (nevirapine) pills. What for?

Could be HIV: Viramune (nevirapine) is indicated for hiv-1 infection. However, sometimes md uses it for other off label use. You should check with your mother before you jump into conclusion. ...Read more

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What is nvp (nevirapine) in tests?

Unknown VNP? Or VNP: Could not find anything related to test in lab and "nvp".
Please confirm that is the right question.
But vnp is related to volume increase in blood vessels and heart. Plasma levels of atrial and ventricular natriuretic peptide (anp and vnp) can be measured and elevate in congestive heart failure (chf). ...Read more

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Ok taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills?

Yes, it is okay: There is no drug interaction between these pills. Therefore, you can take both medications together. ...Read more

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Is nvp (nevirapine) one of the HIV drugs? How does it work?

HIV meds: Nvp, (nevirapine) nevaripine, is a so-called non-nucleoside reverse transciptase inhibitor or "non-nuc" for short. It is in the same class as Efavirenz and etravirine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is nevirapine used to treat HIV infections?

Can you tell me how is nevirapine used to treat HIV infections?

Nevirapine - HIV med: This medicine is what's called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor or 'non-nuke'. There are now several different classes of HIV medication, which is great for patients. This drug is one of the older ones, and actually I like to stay away from it, given it can have side effects & there are alot of newer meds out there, including combo pills that are much easier to take. Hope this help ...Read more

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My mother is taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills. Any interactions?

No.: There are no drug interactions between your mother’s Kivexa (abacavir/lamivudine) and Viramune (nevirapine) pills. These drugs both work together to treat HIV and are safe to take together. ...Read more

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Need advice on med viramune (nevirapine) side effects?

Liver and skin: Liver toxity and skin, headache, nausea, vomiting, faver, muscle aches, abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I am taking viramune (nevirapine) time release pill daily and it doesn't dissolve. It goes right through my body. I am breaking it in two. Is that recommended?

Not a good idea: It is generally not a good idea to break or crush extended release medication since it alters its absorption profile. You should ask your doctor about this and consider switching to the non-extended release version of viramune (nevirapine). ...Read more

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HELP PLEASE...I found out that I'm HIV+ after birth. They gave the baby Nevirapine. Is she protected from the virus? She won't be infected?

HELP PLEASE...I found out that I'm HIV+ after birth. They gave the baby Nevirapine. Is she protected from the virus? She won't be infected?

HIV: The chances of an untreated HIV positive mother to transmit HIV infection to her newborn baby is very high. Nevirapine (usually with other medications) was given to reduce that chances of your baby becoming infected. There is still a small risk that your baby may be infected despite the medicine. BUT I hope your baby will be in that category where the medicine will protect her from the virus ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more

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Can a parents' allergies to various foods be passed on to their children?

Can a parents' allergies to various foods be passed on to their children?

No: The condition of being allergic is certainly an inherited property. Often, that tendancy is greater in children whose biological mother has allergies. However, specific allergy is generally not thought to be inherited. That is, a parent can be allergic to food, and their children allergic to pollen or insect stings. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with an h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but I don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more

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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?

Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?

Yes: Just please give the medication according exactly to the dosing and weight guidelines on the package. The allergy medicine is an antihistamine. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) medication. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

Dr. Athena Kourtis
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Nevirapine (Definition)

Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Viramune (Definition)

Viramune is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more