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Nevirapine Oral Suspension

Generic name: Nevirapine Oral Suspension [ ne-VYE-ra-peen ]
Brand name: Viramune
Drug class: NNRTIs

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 8, 2024.


  • Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems have happened with nevirapine oral suspension. The chance is highest within the first 18 weeks of taking this drug, but can happen at any time. The chance is also highest in women and in people with certain CD4 counts, but can happen in men and in people with any CD4 count. Get medical help right away if you have a rash or signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Do not take nevirapine oral suspension to prevent HIV after you have been exposed to it. It must only be used if you have HIV. Talk with your doctor.
  • A very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
  • Your doctor will watch you closely during the first 18 weeks of therapy. If you have a bad skin reaction, an allergy, or any signs of liver problems, NEVER take nevirapine oral suspension again.

Uses of Nevirapine Oral Suspension:

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Nevirapine Oral Suspension?

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with nevirapine oral suspension.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take nevirapine oral suspension with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Nevirapine Oral Suspension?

How is this medicine (Nevirapine Oral Suspension) best taken?

Use nevirapine oral suspension as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

What are some other side effects of Nevirapine Oral Suspension?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Nevirapine Oral Suspension?

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