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Nevirapine is often used as part of an HIV "cocktail" for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. It can help prevent HIV from spreading to uninfected cells in the body. The prescription medication comes in tablet and liquid form, and is typically taken twice a day. Most people tolerate it well, but potential side effects include headaches, rash, fatigue, and nausea.

What Is Nevirapine?

Nevirapine (Viramune®) is a prescription medicine used as a treatment for HIV and AIDS. The drug should not be used by itself; it is approved for use only in combination with other HIV medications.
(Click What Is Nevirapine Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with nevirapine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of nevirapine include, but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Nevirapine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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