Nevirapine

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Nevirapine purchase.

Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Nevirapine before taking it.

Nevirapine uses

Nevirapine is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, prescribed for HIV infection and AIDS. It inhibits the activity of reverse transcriptase enzyme and blocks the production of D

Nevirapine indications

Nevirapine is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, prescribed for HIV infection and AIDS. It inhibits the activity of reverse transcriptase enzyme and blocks the production of DNA and new viruses.  

Nevirapine contraindication

Hypersensitivity and in patients with severe liver impairment.

Nevirapine dosage

Adult: PO- Combined with other antiretrovirals: The recommended dose is 200 mg once daily for the first 14 days; up to 200 mg twice daily if rash does not develop. Re-introduce at a lower dose for the first 14 days if the treatment is interrupted for >7 days.

Nevirapine usage

It comes as a tablet, to take by mouth, with or without food.

Nevirapine precautions

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, liver impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Patient may develop with increased risk of liver damage, serious life threatening allergic reactions, if it is so consult with your doctor.
It may affect the effectiveness of oral contraceptives; consult with your doctor for other methods to prevent pregnancy while taking Nevirapine.
It may lead to redistribution/accumulation of body fat in many parts of body.

Nevirapine side effects

Body as whole- Swelling in the hand, feet, ankle and lower leg regions, fever and weight loss.
Skin- Rash
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Central Nervous System - Headache, fatigue, dizziness and depression.
Musculoskeletal - Muscle pain.
Respiratory - Dry cough.
Metabolic - Increase in liver enzymes.
Potentially Fatal: Severe and life-threatening liver toxicity and skin reactions.

Nevirapine warning

It may reduce the effectiveness of contraceptives.
Avoid alcoholic beverages.

Nevirapine storage conditions

Oral: Store it at 15-30°C, and in an airtight container, keep away from children and light.
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Nevirapine medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
200 mg60 $78.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
200 mg60 $91.80Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
200 mg60 $577.62USA
200 mg60 $110.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
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Nevirapine - Frequently asked Questions

Can Nevirapine be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Can Nevirapine be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Nevirapine be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology