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Available by prescription only, nevirapine XR is a medication used to treat HIV and AIDS. It is only approved for use in combination with other HIV medications. This drug comes in the form of an extended-release tablet and is taken once a day. Possible side effects include a rash, fatigue, and headaches.

What Is Nevirapine XR?

Nevirapine XR (Viramune® XR™) is a prescription medicine used as a treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is a long-acting, extended-release medication that is taken just once a day.
 
Nevirapine XR should not be used by itself; it is approved for use only in combination with other HIV medications.
 
(Click What Is Nevirapine XR Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

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