Information about Nevirapine

Nevirapine uses

Nevirapine is used in the treatment of hiv infection.

How nevirapine works

Nevirapine prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects of nevirapine

Rash, Headache, Decrease in granulocyte count, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhoea.

Available Medicine for Nevirapine

  • ₹140 to ₹821
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹98 to ₹837
    Cipla Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹850
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹829
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹857
    Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹137
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹142
    Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Nevirapine

  • Do not start or continue nevirapine, if you are allergic to nevirapine, or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Do not start or continue nevirapine, if you have severe skin rash or skin rash with fever, blistering, mouth sores, inflammation of the eye, swelling of the face, general swelling, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, general feelings of illness or abdominal pain.
  • Do not start or continue nevirapine if you have inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), severe liver disease or have a high CD4 cell count.
  • Avoid using nevirapine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Nevirapine


Q. Is nevirapine generic?
Nevirapine is a generic drug
Q. What is nevirapine oral suspension?
Nevirapine is available is 2 dosage forms, tablets and oral suspension.
Q. Is nevirapine the same as Viramune?
Yes, Viramune is a brand name of nevirapine
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Q. How does nevirapine work or how is nevirapine used to treat HIV or what does nevirapine treat or how does nevirapine affect reverse transcriptase or what is nevirapine tablets used for?
Nevirapine belongs to a class of anti-HIV medicines called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that HIV needs in order to multiply. Nevirapine stops reverse transcriptase from working, and helps control HIV-1 infection

Content on this page was last updated on 25 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)