nevirapine

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nevirapine

 [nĕ-vir´ah-pēn]
a nonnucleoside human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase inhibitor that acts by interfering with the ability of the virus to replicate; used in combination with other antiretroviral agents in treatment of HIV-1 infection, administered orally.

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.

nevirapine

(nə-vîr′ə-pēn′, -pĭn)
n.
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.

nevirapine

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.

nevirapine

Viramune® AIDS An antiretroviral non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, combined with nucleoside RTIs to manage HIV infection Adverse effects Rash. See Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, TIBO. Cf Antiretroviral agent, Delavirdine.

nevirapine

A non-nucleoside reverse transcription inhibitor drug used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infections. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Viramune.