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    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

    • ₹98 to ₹837
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹850
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹142
      Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹829
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹137
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹900
      Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹140 to ₹873
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 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

    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 15 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)