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Nevimune 200 mg (Nevirapine)

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Buy Nevimune 200 mg (Nevirapine), Nevarapine is used to treat and control Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) infection for adults, adolescents, and children of any age. It must be used along with other HIV medicines. Nevirapine belongs to a class of anti-HIV medicines called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that HIV needs in order to multiply. Nevirapine stops reverse transcriptase from working, and thus helps control HIV-1 infection.
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Nevimune 200 mg (Nevirapine)

Uses

Nevarapine is used to treat and control Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) infection for adults, adolescents, and children of any age. It must be used along with other HIV medicines.

How it works

Nevirapine belongs to a class of anti-HIV medicines called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that HIV needs in order to multiply. Nevirapine stops reverse transcriptase from working, and thus helps control HIV-1 infection.

What is Nevirapine?

Nevirapine is an antiviral drug that prevents the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV from multiplying in your body. This medication is prescribed for the treatment of HIV which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. Nevirapine is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Viramune and Nevimune (made by Cipla). This medicine may also be prescribed for treatments not mentioned here.

Important Information about Nevirapine

Nevirapine (Viramune, Nevimune) will not cure your body of HIV. You can still spread the virus to other people through infected blood (via needles, razors, toothbrush) or through unsafe sexual practices (ensure proper barrier contraception). You must take care about these things and employ proper measure so as not to spread the virus.
Nevirapine can also cause severe or life threatening damage to your liver. Seek medical attention right away if you have any of the following symptoms of liver damage: Severe pain in upper stomach which advances to the back, nausea and vomiting, fast heartbeats, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, or jaundice.
Nevirapine can also cause severe and life threatening skin reactions. Seek immediate medical help if you get fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple rash that spreads and caused blistering and peeling. This can be a medical emergency.
Nevirapine is an FDA pregnancy category B drug. It is not expected to harm an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. However, HIV can be passed to the baby if the mother is not treated properly during pregnancy. Remember to take all medications for HIV as prescribed to prevent your baby from contracting the HIV virus. Consult your doctor about taking this medicine safely during pregnancy. Nevirapine can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Discuss with your doctor, about using a proper form of contraception such as condoms, diaphragm, or spermicide, all of which are non-hormonal.

Before taking Nevirapine

Before taking Nevirapine, take care of all precautions mentioned above. Discuss them with your doctor and clear all doubts which you may have about this drug. 
Also, to ensure that this medicine is safe for you, you must inform your doctor in advance if you have these conditions: liver disease including hepatitis B or C or a history of such a disease, skin problems, kidney disease or if you are on dialysis, or if you have ever taken delavirdine or efavirenz and they were ineffective in treating your condition.

How should I take Nevirapine?

Take Nevirapine HIV medication (Viramune, Nevimune) strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication.

Take Nevirapine with or without food, or as directed by your doctor. This medicine is usually taken only once per day for the initial 2 weeks, followed by twice daily frequency. Starting with a low dose can reduce the chances of skin reactions. Always follow your doctor’s directions. HIV is usually treated with a combination of drugs. Always take the prescribed drugs as directed by your doctor. Store this medication in a cool and dry place.

 

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Nevirapine, take it as soon as you remember. Don’t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful. If you miss taking this medicine for 7 days, consult your doctor before starting it again. You may require a lower dosage to start with.

What if I overdose?

In case of an overdose of Nevirapine, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor immediately. Overdose may lead to swelling in the limbs, problems with sleepiong, weight loss, fever, pain or swelling in joint, red or tender bumps on your shins, wheezing, cough, or breathing troubles.

Things and Activities to avoid while taking Nevirapine

Nevirapine will not help your body get rid of HIV. It will stop the growth and multiplication of the virus. Chances of spreading the HIV will still remain the same through unprotected sex, infected razors, needles or toothbrush. Hence, avoid these activities and things. Also avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase the chances of liver damage.

Nevirapine Side Effects

Some common side effects of Nevirapine are tiredness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. This medicine also causes a rash which is common but it may be confused with a rare and serious rash. Let your doctor know immediately if you get a rash. Changes in body fat deposition may occur while taking HIV medication such as increased fat in deposition in the upper back and stomach areas whereas less fat in arms and legs.
Nevirapine can also cause severe or life threatening damage to your liver. Seek medical attention right away if you have any of the following symptoms of liver damage: Severe pain in upper stomach which advances to the back, nausea and vomiting, fast heartbeats, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, or jaundice.
Some people may experience deterioration of a previous medical condition as their immune system recovers, or develop new conditions due to overactive immune system. Let your doctor known right away if you develop any new condition or any of your existing conditions worsen. 
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Nevirapine. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away. 

Nevirapine Dosing Information

Nevirapine dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctor’s advice properly for best results.

Interaction with other drugs

Some drugs can interact with Nevirapine such as maraviroc, fentanyl, methadone, blood thinners, certain antibiotics like clarithromycin or rifabuting, antifungal drugs like fluconazole or voriconazole, ergot medicines (ergotamine, ergonovine, or methylergonovine), heart or blood pressure medicines, immunosuppressive medicines, or seizure medicines.
However, these are not the only medicines that can interact with Nevirapine. There may be others as well. Inform your doctor about all other medicines and related products which you may be using. Never start a new medication without consulting your doctor first.

Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue nevirapine, if you are allergic to nevirapine, or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Do not start or continue nevirapine, if you have severe skin rash or skin rash with fever, blistering, mouth sores, inflammation of the eye, swelling of the face, general swelling, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, general feelings of illness or abdominal pain.
  • Do not start or continue nevirapine if you have inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), severe liver disease or have a high CD4 cell count.
  • Avoid using nevirapine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Nevirapine

Q. Is nevirapine the same as Viramune? 
Yes, Viramune is a brand name of nevirapine. 
 
Q. Is nevirapine safe in pregnancy?
Experiences of drug use and evidence from studies in pregnant women have shown risk to fetus. This drug may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
 
Q. Is nevirapine generic?
Nevirapine is a generic drug.
 
Q. How does nevirapine work or how is nevirapine used to treat HIV or what does nevirapine treat or how does nevirapine affect reverse transcriptase or what is nevirapine tablets used for?
Nevirapine belongs to a class of anti-HIV medicines called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that HIV needs in order to multiply. Nevirapine stops reverse transcriptase from working, and helps control HIV-1 infection.
 
Q. What is nevirapine oral suspension?
Nevirapine is available is 2 dosage forms, tablets and oral suspension.
Name Nevimune 200 mg (Nevirapine)
Equivalent Brand Viramune
Strength 200 mg
Generic Name Nevirapine
PharmaceuticalForm Tablets
Manufacturer Cipla Ltd

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