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Author Topic: Question about Viramune  (Read 1288 times)

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Offline J.R.E.

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Question about Viramune
« on: March 25, 2007, 03:29:47 AM »

For a period of time, I was taking both Viramunes together, instead of 12 hours apart. I went back to the 12 hour dosing a while back.


This article came out a little while back stating that once daily Viramune "strikes Out"

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/1667_11411.shtml



I am curious about  the Food and Drug administration stance on this. "However, this dosing schedule has not been officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."


Has anything changed? Has the US food and drug adminstration, decided against approving the once a day dosing of Viramune ? If that is the case, some information needs to be updated in the lessons, in this link :

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Simplify_4781.shtml


Ray





« Last Edit: March 25, 2007, 03:34:46 AM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline newt

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Re: Question about Viramune
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 04:45:27 AM »
Viramune is still officially recommended used 2 x day. Indeed, the Viramune prescribing info makes no reference to use 1 x day. 1 x day is a common practice, and for many people works. It's a good bet to work given the long half-life of the drug. But comparatively, 1 x day gets people undetectable less often than 2 x day.  Same is true, eg, of Kaletra.  Trouble is, the studies tell you this at a population level, but how do you know if it will apply to you?

 - matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Question about Viramune
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 05:02:20 AM »
Thanks Matt,

I was wondering if doctors were still prescribing it this way. Two pills same time once a day. For the few months, that I was doing it this way, it just felt like too much concentration of drug in the body. Things improved, when I went back to the twice a day dosing.


Thanks again-----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Question about Viramune
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 10:46:16 PM »
Ray,   I still take my Viramune one at a time, even though my doc said it would be o.k. to take them both at the same time as the Truvada....   I don't have too much difficulty remembering (I take mine at lunch and bedtime, not exactly 12 hrs apart, but it works for me).

Alan
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Question about Viramune
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007, 07:39:41 AM »
Thanks Alan,

I wonder how many others , are taking both Viramunes together, as compared to the twice a day dosing.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline gaz41

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Re: Question about Viramune
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007, 09:37:02 AM »
HI Ray Ive always taken mine twice a day, as per doctors orders and have had no problems

Garry

 


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