|Two weeks of low dose of nevirapine
Oct 11, 2012
My thirty two (32)month old son is on nevirapine, he takes two and a half tabs twice a day. He has just been on a two week trip with some friends and I have found out that he was given one tab twice a day, that is 2/5ths of his dose. Please what are the consequences and what should I do before I can see his doctor next week?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
I'm not sure what dose your son is taking, but nevirapine should either be dosed 400 mg once a day or 200 mg twice daily. Usually, this is either a single 400 mg tablet or 2-200 mg tablets once daily, or 1- 200 mg tablet twice a day.
Nevirapine should not be taken alone, so your son should be taking his medication with 2 other medications, often coformulated into a single pill.
Taking the right doses and number of medications is critical to the success of HIV medications. I'd make sure that you, your son and his doctor have a detailed discussion next week to clarify the right instructions.
I hope that helps. BY
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