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Nevir ER 400mg Tablet
Salt Composition : Nevirapine
Manufacturer : EMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
30 Tablet(s) In A Bottle
Introduction to Nevir Er 400mg Tablet
Nevir ER 400mg tablet Tablet consists of the active ingredient Nevirapine which belongs to the class of anti-HIV drugs called Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This medicine stops the reverse transcriptase enzyme by working from multiplying HIV. It is used to control Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) infection in adults and children of any age, which is usually taken with other antiretroviral medicines.
Do not consume Nevir ER 400mg tablet if you are allergic to Nevirapine or it's other ingredients of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have taken this medicine previously and had to stop it due to severe rashes, fever, blistering, mouth soreness, inflammation of the eye, or swellings. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you have a severe liver condition or if you take St. John's Wort (herbal substance). During the first 18 weeks of the treatment, it is important to watch out for the sign of liver and skin reactions. Your doctor may regularly monitor your liver functions and blood count. Do not continue the medicine if you experience severe rashes, hypersensitivity reactions, or life-threatening side effects, and contact your doctor immediately.
The risk of developing liver problems is higher in women, hepatitis B or C patients, abnormal liver function tests, or if you had a higher CD4 cell count during the initial stage of the treatment. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant or breasting; because breastfeeding is not recommended while consuming Nevir ER 400mg tablet. Also, notify your doctor if you are lactose intolerant.
Uses of Nevir Er 400mg Tablet
- Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) infection
Therapeutic Effects of Nevir Er 400mg Tablet
The reverse transcriptase enzyme plays a vital role in the DNA replication of the virus (HIV). RNA. Nevir ER 400mg tablet tablet stops this enzyme's activity and helps control HIV infection.
Interaction of Nevir Er 400mg Tablet with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications, such as St. John's Wort, may interact with Nevir ER 400mg tablet and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Nevir Er 400mg Tablet
- Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children
- Store protected from light at a temperature not exceeding 30°C.
- Do not freeze.
How to consume Nevir Er 400mg Tablet
Take the Nevir ER 400mg tablet as advised by your physician. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop. Usually, one tablet will be prescribed for the 1st 14 days.
Safety Advices for Nevir Er 400mg Tablet
Inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning to get pregnant during the treatment with Nevir ER 400mg tablet.
Breastfeeding is unsafe while taking Nevir ER 400mg tablet because HIV infection can be passed to the infant. Consult your doctor for more information.
It is unknown whether Nevir ER 400mg tablet is safe for patients with lung diseases. Before starting the therapy, report to your physician if you have any lung-related conditions
Nevir ER 400mg tablet should be cautiously administered in patients with liver diseases. However, inform your physician of any liver diseases before initiating the therapy.
It is highly unsafe to drink alcohol while taking Nevir ER 400mg tablet. It may lower the effectiveness of the drug and can cause liver damage.
Do not drive or operate machines when taking Nevir ER 400mg tablet because this medicine makes you feel fatigued.
Side Effects of Nevir Er 400mg Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medications cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Loss of appetite
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis (rare skin reaction)
- Yellow skin
- Allergic reactions
- Liver inflammation (hepatitis)
- Difficulty breathing
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (rare skin and mucus disorder)
- Muscle weakness
- Infections and inflammation
- Bone problems
- Stomach pain
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Changes in body fat
Word of Advice
Antiviral medications delay the complications related to AIDS and improve the overall quality of life. Do not skip Nevir ER 400mg tablet. Skipping can reduce its effectiveness in controlling HIV and increase the risk of treatment failure. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but if it is about your next dose, skip it and take a regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose. Inform your healthcare provider about other medications that you are taking. Practice safe sex to avoid transmission of HIV.
Q 1. Should I use contraception while taking Nevir ER 400mg tablet?
Yes, it is mandatory to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant and prevent the transmission of HIV.
Q 2. Is Nevir ER 400mg tablet a single molecule, or is it given with other antiretroviral medications?
Nevir ER 400mg tablet is given with at least two antiretroviral medicine. Your doctor will decide about the combination based on the severity of your condition.
Q 3. What are the tests I will be taking during Nevir ER 400mg tablet treatment?
Your doctor may take liver and blood tests to monitor your liver functioning and blood counts. Consult your doctor for more details.
Q 4. What will the Nevir ER 400mg tablet dosage prescribe for a 6-year-old child?
Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Usually, one Nevir ER 400mg tablet will be prescribed for the 1st 14 days.
Q 5. I have a hepatitis B infection. Is that okay to consume Nevir ER 400mg tablet by me?
Liver condition patients should consume Nevir ER 400mg tablet with caution as this medicine may injure their liver. Before initiating the treatment, inform your physician about all your underlying conditions
Fact Box of Nevir Er 400mg Tablet
Molecule Name: Nevirapine
Therapeutic class: Anti-HIV drug
Pharmacological class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Indications: Treatment of HIV infection
- Milpharm Limited, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Sept 2022] [Accessed on 18th May 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/7063/smpc
- KD Tripathi, Antiviral Drugs (Anti-retrovirus), Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, 2019, 860-872.
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