What nevirapine is used for?

Nevirapine is used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of the infection caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI).

What are side effects of nevirapine?

The commonest side effects experienced by people taking nevirapine are rash, nausea, fatigue, fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. People taking nevirapine may also develop a low level of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell.

What is zidovudine used for?

Zidovudine (also known as AZT) is used together with other medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

What is the generic name for Viramune?

Viramune is the brand name for nevirapine, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) with activity against Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1). Nevirapine is structurally a member of the dipyridodiazepinone chemical class of compounds.

How long can a baby take nevirapine?

Women are counseled to stop breast-feeding their infants by the end of 6 months. Infants receive their last dose of NVP at either 24 weeks of age or 1 week after breast-feeding cessation, whichever occurs first, and have follow-up visits until the infant is 32 weeks old.

How do you give a baby nevirapine?

In many developing countries, a two-dose regimen of nevirapine (NVP) around the time of birth is advocated as the most cost-effective way to prevent mother to child HIV transmission. One dose is taken by the mother at the onset of labour and one dose is given to her baby, between 48 and 72 hours after birth.

What does nevirapine do to babies?

How long should a child take nevirapine?

Nevirapine is given for 4 weeks total with zidovudine (AZT) and lamivudine (3TC), followed by 2 additional weeks of AZT and 3TC to prevent the development of nevirapine resistance from its long half life.

How long should a newborn take zidovudine?

Zidovudine should be incorporated into the regimen and should be given intravenously during labor. Give orally administered zidovudine to the newborn for 6 weeks after birth. Consider use of additional antiretroviral drugs.

How long does a baby have to take nevirapine?

What are the side effects of tadalafil?

Side Effects

  • Arm, back, or jaw pain.
  • chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness.
  • cold sweats.
  • faintness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position.
  • fast or irregular heartbeat.
  • increased erection.
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck.
  • pounding in the ears.