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Nevirapine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Nevirapine is used for the control and treatment of HIV-1 infection. It works by stopping the reverse transcriptase from working, thus helping control the HIV-1 infection.

Do not use Nevirapine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it, or if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Before using Nevirapine tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, or if you have recently had any surgeries, or have any upcoming surgeries scheduled. Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions.

Nevirapine should be taken in doses prescribed by the doctor. Dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.

Nevirapine has side effects such as nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, increase in blood pressure, decreased levels of blood phosphorus, coughing, and rash. Generally, these side effects should go away on their own after a limited period of time. In case the side effects fail to go away, you need to consult your doctor immediately. If you experience side effects other than the ones listed above, you need to contact your doctor for immediate medical assistance.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Hiv Infection

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Nevir 200mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Nevir 200mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients experience fatigue they should avoid potentially hazardous tasks such as driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Nevirapine as ingredient

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This medicine belongs to the class of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) that works by binding with the reverse transcriptase enzymes present in the virus cells that are responsible for conversion of viral RNA into DNA.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Rantac 50Mg/2Ml Injection

    Peptiran 75Mg/5Ml Syrup

    Onabet Powder

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