NEVIRAPINE - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Viramune
Phonetic Pronunciation: (neh-VYE-ruh-peen)
Information last revised September 2010
What does NEVIRAPINE - ORAL look like?
Viramune 200 mg Tab
Viramune 50 mg/5 mL Oral Susp
Nevirapine is used with other medications to help control your HIV infection, thereby improving your quality of life. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. It also lowers your risk of getting HIV disease complications (such as new infections, cancer). Nevirapine belongs to a class of drugs known as non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Nevirapine is not a cure for HIV infection and it does not prevent the spread of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination (such as sharing used needles). Nevirapine should not be used to prevent HIV infection after accidental exposure (such as needle sticks, blood/bodily fluid contact). Different HIV medications are used to prevent infection after exposure.
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