What are nevirapine tablets used for?
Descriptions. 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 is the use of nevirapine oral suspension?
NEVIRAPINE (ne VYE ra peen) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. This medicine can lower, but not fully prevent, the risk of spreading HIV to others.
Why is nevirapine given once daily?
Note: Nevirapine (NVP) often is used to prevent perinatal transmission of HIV. See Antiretroviral Management of Newborns with Perinatal HIV Exposure or HIV Infection. In most situations, NVP is given once daily for 2 weeks to allow autoinduction of the enzymes involved in its metabolism.
What effect does nevirapine have?
Nevirapine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include liver problems and severe skin rash and allergic reactions. Liver problems and skin rash and allergic reactions can happen at any time during treatment with nevirapine, but your risk is greatest during the first 18 weeks of treatment.
How many times a day should I give my 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.
How long must 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.
What time should I give my baby nevirapine?
Can a baby on nevirapine?
Your baby will take Nevirapine every day for the first six weeks after birth. When you are taking ARVs and are virally suppressed, exclusive breastfeeding is best for your baby. This means feeding your baby your breast milk only for the first six months.
When should I stop giving my baby nevirapine?
Why nevirapine is given in pregnancy?
Nevirapine administered as a single dose each to the mother and child within 72 h after birth is used to prevent vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) under the prevention of parent to child transmission of HIV program (PPTCT).
Can I breastfeed if my viral load is undetectable?
BHIVA guidelines recommend that HIV-positive mothers should formula feed their infants. However, they also note that women with an undetectable viral load and good adherence who opt to breastfeed should be clinically supported to do so.
How long does the baby take nevirapine?