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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Viramune (Overview)

Viramune is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Ok taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills?

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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
5 doctors shared insights

Viramune (Overview)

Viramune is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...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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Which is better: vectavir vs zovirax (acyclovir)?

Pills are best: Vectavir is a brand name for penciclovir, an anti-herpes cream. Zovirax is a brand name for acyclovir, an anti-herpes drug that is available as a pill or a cream. In general, pills are much more effective for herpes than creams. ...Read more

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Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Usually well-tolerated.: Heptovir is the generic name for lamivudine, a hepatitis B drug. For the most part, it is usually well-tolerated. Anyone could have side effects from the medications, however. Contact your doctor immediately if you have severe muscle pain or cramping, a sign of an allergic reaction, or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...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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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Vectavir. Which is better?

Cream or oral?: Vectavir (penciclovir) is a cream for herpes. Zovirax (acyclovir) is available both as a cream and pills to be taken by mouth. Neither cream works very well; if herpes treatment is needed, pills are always best. In other words, Vectavir and Zovirax creams are both poor treatments, but Zovirax pills usually are very effective. ...Read more

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Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Almost none.: There is no significnat side effect(s) to talk about. It is safe so that at one time it's been considered to be categorized as otc medicine. ...Read more

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Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Quite Effective: Imuran (azathioprine) is usually prescribed as an immune suppressant in transplant patients, for rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's and ulcerative colitis. It has been found to be quite effective in these conditions. ...Read more

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Topiramte drug for fibromilgia?

Topiramte drug for fibromilgia?

Reservedly: Topiramate is not approved for fibromyalgia (FM) so that benefit is questionable. Perhaps was provided for pain & depression, which is often attendant w. FM, due to restless non-restorative sleep; common w. FM patients, who oft have body pain when reclined on sleep surface. Rational solution is nocturnal pain relief, sleep induction, & mood elevation. Medicinal cannabis provides all three effects. ...Read more

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Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Is famvir (famciclovir) effective for cold sores?

Yes: If taken at first sign of outbreak at adaquate dosing(1500mgm as single dose) should be sufficient. ...Read more

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HBsag non-reactive, anti-hbs non-reactive, HBeAg non-reactive, abti HBe reactive, anti HBc IgG reactive, anti-HBc IgM please help me know?

HBsag non-reactive, anti-hbs non-reactive, HBeAg non-reactive, abti HBe reactive, anti HBc IgG reactive, anti-HBc IgM please  help me know?

Past hepatitis B: These results indicate that at some time in the past, you had Hepatitis B virus - but it appears now to have gone. You don't have any antigens (Ag) which would indicate ongoing viral replication. The antibody tests (Ab) appear to show that you were positive for the actual virus, as opposed to becoming positive from a vaccine. Best to follow up with your doctor about all this. You should be fine. ...Read more

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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Many side effects: Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) has many side effects and some side effects like headache and neuropathy, anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, hepatic toxicity and lactic acidosis and loss of appetite and loss of weight to list a few can make you stop the cmbivir compond. ...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