Nevirapine is an antiretroviral agent that blocks construction of
virus. It is used to decrease the amount of viruses (viral load) to
as low as possible, for as long as possible.
Inform your doctor if the side effects become severe and bothersome.
Report to your doctor immediately if you or your child experience severe abdominal pain, jaundice or rashes.
Nevirapine is usually taken 2 to 3 times daily. It is usually given in
combination with at least two other antiretroviral agents, to achieve
significant decrease in viral multiplication. It may be started at a low
dose and increased after 14 days.
Nevirapine may be administered with or without food.
Missing doses makes Nevirapine less effective and may also make the virus resistant to Nevirapine and other possible antiretroviral agents.
If you or your child forgot to take the medication within 4 hours, administer it as soon as you remember and then continue to administer it as per normal. Otherwise, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the usual time. Do not double or increase the dose.
If you or your child vomit within 15 minutes of administration, take another dose if possible.
Some medication may reduce its efficacy, or increase its
toxicity. Do take any other medications or herbal
products without first consulting your doctor.