An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)
May 6, 2015
What Should I Do if I Forget a Dose?
If you miss a dose of nevirapine, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. But if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and just take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose. If you stop taking nevirapine for more than 7 days, ask your health care provider how much to take before you start taking it again.
What Side Effects Can Nevirapine Cause?
Nevirapine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include severe liver problems, skin rash, and skin reactions. The liver and skin problems can happen at any time during treatment, but the time of greatest risk is during the first 18 weeks of treatment. (See the WARNING above.)
Other possible side effects of nevirapine include:
Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of nevirapine. To learn more about possible side effects of nevirapine, read the drug label or package insert or talk to your health care provider or pharmacist.
The AIDSinfo fact sheet on HIV Medicines and Side Effects also includes information that may apply to nevirapine.
You can also report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or online at www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/.
How Should Nevirapine Be Stored?
Where Can I Find More Information About Nevirapine?
More information about nevirapine is available:
This article was provided by AIDSinfo. Visit the AIDSinfo website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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