VIRAMUNE 200mg. 60 tablets
VIRAMUNE 200mg. 60 tablets
WHAT VIRAMUNE TABLETS AND WHAT IT IS USED?
The active ingredient nevirapine belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. They are used in the treatment of HIV-infections. Each tablet contains 200 mg of active substance nevirapine. VIRAMUNE tablets are available in blister packs in the form of tablets for oral administration of 60 tablets per carton.
VIRAMUNE is used in combination with HIV antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-infections. HIV-infection is a disease that is transmitted through contact with infected blood or sexual contact with an infected individual.
It is important to know that the VIRAMUNE not cure HIV-infection. It can be further developed or be other disorders associated with HIV-infection. It is also important to know that VIRAMUNE does not reduce the risk of transmission of HIV to others through sexual contact or contamination with blood.
BEFORE YOU TAKE VIRAMUNE
Do not take VIRAMUNE tablets:
- If you are allergic to nevirapine or any of the excipients
- If you have had hepatitis, have had a severe skin rash or liver disorder during treatment with VIRAMUNE
-if have chronic liver disease or changes in liver function
- If you are taking rifampicin
- Patients receiving VIRAMUNE, should not use products containing St. John's wort because they may interfere with the operation of the product.
Interactions with food and drink
There are no restrictions on the use of VIRAMUNE with food and drink
Talk to your doctor about any medicine.
You should stop breast-feeding if you are taking VIRAMUNE. Some health experts recommend to stop breastfeeding if you have HIV-infection, to reduce the possibility of transmitting infection to the child.
DRIVE AND USE MACHINES
No studies specifically focused on the ability to drive and use machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of VIRAMUNE TABLETS
You should not take VIRAMUNE, if you have hypersensitivity to nevirapine or any of the other ingredients of the medicine.
HOW TO TAKE VIRAMUNE
VIRAMUNE is in tablet form and should only be taken by mouth. The normal dose is one tablet of 200 mg for the first 14 days of treatment, followed by one tablet of 200 mg twice daily. VIRAMUNE should always be used in combination with other HIV-antiretroviral medication, which must follow the instructions in.
It is very important to follow a strict dosage of one tablet once daily for the first 14 days of treatment, before moving to the twice daily dose.
If you stop taking VIRAMUNE for more than 7 days, your doctor will instruct you to start again with a loading 14-day period before returning to the twice daily dose.
If you take more tablets than you should:
Should not increase the dose prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you take a higher dose.
If you forget to take a dose of VIRAMUNE:
Take your next dose as soon as possible, but do not double the.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
The most significant side effects of VIRAMUNE are severe and life-threatening skin reactions and serious liver disorders. These occurred mainly in the first 18 weeks of treatment with VIRAMUNE.
When rash occurs, it is usually mild to moderate. In some patients, however, a rash, which appears as a blistering skin, can be severe or life-threatening, fatal outcomes have been reported. Most cases of severe and mild / moderate rash during the first 6 weeks of treatment.
If you notice any symptoms of rash, tell your doctor as soon as possible. If symptoms are severe, you should stop the treatment and see your doctor immediately.
Possible occurrence of hypersensitivity reactions. These reactions can occur in the form of anaphylaxis or rash accompanied by other side effects such as fever, blistering, mouth sores, eye inflammation, facial swelling, general swelling, pain in muscles and joints, decreased number of white blood cells, sense of malaise or severe liver and kidney problems.
When using VIRAMUNE have been reported abnormalities in liver function, including some cases of hepatitis, fulminant hepatitis and hepatic failure resulting in death.
If you have clinical symptoms suggesting hepatic dysfunction, such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, you should immediately inform your doctor.
Other side effects that can be expected are fever, nausea, headache, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle aches, and allergic reactions. Many of these reactions can occur with side effects that accompany the rash.
In addition, it can be a decreased number of white blood cells, which is more common in children. Reducing the number of red blood cells, which may be associated with treatment with neviramine, also more commonly observed in children.