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Author Topic: Anyone taking Viramune ?  (Read 954 times)

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Offline bmancanfly

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Anyone taking Viramune ?
« on: December 06, 2009, 10:08:17 PM »
I've been taking Viramune (with Truvada) for the last two years.  I've been taking two 200mg Viramune once a day with the Truvada according to my docs advise.  

I was wondering how others here are taking their Viramune,  twice a day or once a day.  

I know the FDA has not approved the once a day dosing yet,  but my doc insisted it was perfectly ok.

For a lot of reasons, I'm beginning to doubt some of the advise I'm getting from my doc.  So I wanted to see how others here are taking their Viramune.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2009, 09:36:57 AM by bmancanfly »
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Anyone taking Viramune ?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 07:40:40 AM »
Hi,

My Doctor also suggested that I take both the Viramune's together.  I did this for a while, but went back to taking one Viramune, every 12 hours.  It worked better for me.

There had been some News articles written about once a day dosing of Viramune, from the news section on this site, but you would have to search for them. I think those articles were quite a while ago.

I felt I was getting too much concentration of Viramune, when I was taking both together.  That is why I went back 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 J.R.E.

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« Last Edit: December 07, 2009, 08:56:30 AM by J.R.E. »
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 bmancanfly

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Re: Anyone taking Viramune ?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 09:39:54 AM »
Thanks for the links J.R.E.  Were you having any problems with the once daily dosing?

It's still a bit disconcerting that I seem to be the only one I know (so far) taking it once a day.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2009, 09:42:01 AM by bmancanfly »
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 Bertrand Russell

Offline Nashvegas

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Re: Anyone taking Viramune ?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 10:49:59 AM »
I'm enrolled in a clinical trial to test the efficacy of a new extended-release formulation of Viramune that is designed to be taken once a day.  This is still in the testing phase, so it's not publicly available yet, and, in fact, I don't know whether I'm taking the extended-release formulation or standard Viramune (I have to take three Viramune pills a day, but one or two of them are placebos).  Even without the new formulation, however, it sounds like taking both pills at the same time shouldn't pose a problem for you, as long as you're undetectable.  That's the way most people take Viramune in Europe, as I understand it. 
8/12/06 - sero-conversion
9/14/06 -- Positive Test results confirmed
9/21/06 -- CD4 - 586; viral load 8,000; 29%
12/25/06 -- CD4 - 373; VL 2,800; 23%
2/10/07 - CD4 - 228; VL 865; 25%
3/15/07 -  CD4 - 365 (no viral load test)
5/1/07 = CD4 - 341; VL 4,358; 27%
8/1/07 - CD4 - 315; VL - 2,300; 25%
9/20/07 - CD4 - 378
11/22/07 - CD4 - 257; VL 7,300;
2/27/08 - CD4 231 (16.5 %), VL 5,960
5/20/08 - CD4 229 (18.3%), VL 11,100
6/17/08 - CD4 166 (14.5%), VL 9,030
6/17/08 - STARTED VIRAMUNE + TRUVADA
7/2/08 - CD4 272 (20%), VL 113  :-)
7/16/08 - CD4 -217 (21.1 %), VL - Undetectable
7/30/08 - CD4 - 220 (20.4%). VL - 92
8/14/08 - CD4 - 280 (22%) VL-undetectable
1/04/09 - CD4 - 250 (28%) VL-UD
5/15/09 - CD4 -393 (28%) VL-UD
8/15/09 - CD4-346, (26%) VL-UD
11/15/09 - CD4-373 (28%)

 


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