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.
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