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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

August 23, 2013

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What should I do if I forget a dose?

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.

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:

  • Changes in the immune system (immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome).
  • Changes in body fat (lipodystrophy).

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. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist for more information on possible side effects of nevirapine.

How should nevirapine be stored?

  • Store nevirapine between 59°F and 86°F (15°C to 30°C).
  • Safely throw away nevirapine that is no longer needed or expired (out of date).
  • Keep nevirapine and all medicines out of reach of children.

Where can I find more information about nevirapine?

More information about nevirapine is available:

Manufacturer Information

Boehringer Ingelheim

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