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nevirapine/ne·vir·a·pine/ (nĕ-vir´ah-pēn) a nonnucleoside inhibitor of HIV-1reverse transcriptase, used in combination with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection.
An antiviral drug, C15H14N4O, that is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and is used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of HIV infection.
an antiretroviral nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.
indication It is prescribed in combination for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection.
contraindications It should not be given to patients with an allergy or sensitivity to the medication or to patients taking ketoconazole or oral contraceptives. When used alone, there is rapid and uniform appearance of viral resistance.
adverse effects The side effects most often reported include headache, rash, drug fever, and diarrhea.