Nevirapine XR Drug Information
Nevirapine XR (Viramune® XRTM) is a prescription medicine used for treating adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It comes in the form of an extended-release tablet and is taken once daily.
Nevirapine XR belongs to a class of drugs called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). It works by attaching to certain enzymes in the HIV virus, interrupting the formation of DNA. As a result, the medicine can stop the virus from multiplying and infecting healthy cells in the body.
To help ensure the safe use of nevirapine XR, drug information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. For example, tell your healthcare provider prior if you have liver problems or certain allergies. You should also tell him or her about all other medications you are taking to help reduce the risk of drug interactions.
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