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Nevirapine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antiretroviral Agent Viramune ® Children, Adult

Nevirapine - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Nevirapine cause?

  • Rashes
  • Nausea and vomiting. This can be prevented by eating small frequent meals or sucking on candy.
  • Stomach discomfort. Take the medicine after food to reduce gastric discomfort.
  • Headache and pain. Mild painkillers (e.g. paracetamol) can be taken to reduce the pain.
  • Diarrhea/loose stools

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.

Before taking Nevirapine, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Nevirapine?

  • Updated on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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