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Nevirapine

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

Nevirapine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Nevirapine be used?

Nevirapine is usually taken 2 to 3 times daily. It is usually given in combination with at least two other antiretroviral agents, to achieve significant decrease in viral multiplication. It may be started at a low dose and increased after 14 days.

Nevirapine may be administered with or without food.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Missing doses makes Nevirapine less effective and may also make the virus resistant to Nevirapine and other possible antiretroviral agents.

If you or your child forgot to take the medication within 4 hours, administer it as soon as you remember and then continue to administer it as per normal. Otherwise, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the usual time. Do not double or increase the dose.

If you or your child vomit within 15 minutes of administration, take another dose if possible.

What should I do if I overdose?

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

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