Nevirapine is one of several drugs that is prescribed to stop HIV virus from replicating and spreading within an infected person’s body. This medication works by decreasing the number of infected cells in the blood. It doesn’t cure HIV; it just stops it from spreading further in the body. It is taken once or twice a day orally to keep symptoms under control.
This medication can be toxic to the liver and to the skin. Contact your doctor immediately if you have these serious symptoms:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Brown urine
- Stomach pain
- Skin rashes
If you stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor, it could make HIV harder to treat. If you stop taking the medication for 7 days, you can’t start again without talking to your doctor about how to do so safely.