Nevirapine is a drug that is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. These drugs help reduce the amount of HIV in the body so that the immune system can work better. The use of these drugs may reduce the risk of HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improve quality of life.
Nevirapine belongs to a class of drugs known as non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). However, Nevirapine is not a cure for HIV infection but only reduces the risk of HIV transmission to others.
Nevirapine should not be used to prevent HIV infection after accidental exposure (such as syringes, blood / body fluid contact). Unlike the drugs used to prevent HIV infection after exposure.
Medication to help control HIV infection.
Take this medicine with or without food, usually once daily during the first 14 days when you begin treatment, then twice a day or as directed by a physician.In case of liver problems or skin (allergic reactions) when you take this medicine once a day, immediately consult a doctor and do not increase the dose to twice a day.
If you use a liquid suspension form of this medication, shake the bottle beforehand and be careful in measure the dose using a special measuring tool or spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, dosage is also based on body size. Do not miss the once-daily treatment for more than 28 days. If you approach this period, the physician should consider switching to another medication. Consult your doctor for more details.
Do not increase your dose, take this medicine more often than prescribed, or stop drinking even though for a short time unless directed by a doctor. Skipping or change the dose without approval from your doctor may cause the amount of virus to increase, make the infection more difficult to treat, and aggravate side effects.
medicine works best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly intervals each day.