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What If I Overdose on Nevirapine?

People who take too much nevirapine may experience the following symptoms:
  • Swelling or water retention
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • A spinning sensations (vertigo)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss.
If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Viramune Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

Nevirapine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep nevirapine tablets and oral suspension in an airtight container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Nevirapine?

It is very important that you do not miss nevirapine doses. If you do not take your dose as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are having trouble remembering to take your HIV medications.

Who Makes Nevirapine?

Nevirapine is made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Nevirapine comes in the following strengths and forms:
  • Nevirapine 200 mg tablets
  • Nevirapine oral suspension (50 mg per 5 mL or per teaspoonful).
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