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Common Reactions to Nevirapine

Common Side Effects Seen With Nevirapine

Nevirapine has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common nevirapine side effects included:
  • Nausea -- in up to 8.7 percent of people
  • Fatigue -- up to 4.7 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 3.6 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 2 percent
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 2 percent
  • Muscle pain -- up to 1.2 percent.

Final Thoughts on Nevirapine Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the nevirapine side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is actually caused by nevirapine or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking nevirapine or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

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