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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, 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
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    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:21 PM (IST)
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    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

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)