Information about Nevirapine
Nevirapine is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
How nevirapine works
Nevirapine prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells, thereby stopping the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
Common side effects of nevirapine
Rash, Headache, Agranulocytosis (deficiency of granulocytes in the blood), Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhea
Available Medicine for Nevirapine
- ₹637 to ₹873Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹157 to ₹942Cipla Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹142Veritaz Healthcare Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹829Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹137Alkem Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹850Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹900Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Nevirapine
- You have been prescribed Nevirapine for the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
- Take it as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
- If you miss a dose for more than 7 days, consult your doctor as dose modification may be required.
- You might notice skin reactions during the first 2 weeks of treatment. Inform your doctor if you notice a fever, swelling of face, mouth sores, blistering of skin and trouble breathing.
- Your doctor may check your liver function regularly for a period of 18 weeks. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine or stomach pain.
- It makes birth control pills less effective in nature. Ask your doctor about other suitable methods of preventing pregnancy.
Frequently asked questions for Nevirapine
Q. How is Nevirapine used to treat HIV?
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