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nevirapine (Viramune)


Generic name: nevirapine. Nevirapine is available as a generic medicine, so its appearance will depend on which type your clinic buys.

Brand names: Viramune (the image on this page is of the version of nevirapine which has the brand name Viramune)

Class: Individual NNRTIs (non-nukes)


Common: rash, liver inflammation, allergic reaction, nausea, headache, fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, fever, vomiting, granulocytopenia (decreased number of white blood cells).

Rare: allergic reaction involving rash, swelling of face and difficulty breathing, severe rash (Stevens Johnson syndrome), muscle and joint pain, sudden and intense liver inflammation.


200mg tablet.

Take 200mg once a day for two weeks, then 200mg twice a day.


Take with or without food.

*Last reviewed on 25/09/2015 Next review: 25/09/2018

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