What is the Nevivir 200 mg – 28 Tablet?
Nevivir 200 mg Tablet is an antiviral medicine. This medicine consists of the active ingredient Nevirapine. It is used in the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV – 1) infection in adults and children above 3 years old. It is used in combination with other antiretroviral medications to treat HIV. It belongs to the group of medicines known as Non- nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This is not a curable medicine for HIV. It only prevents the virus from multiplying and spreading in your body. It slows the progression of HIV infection and makes your condition better and improves your life.
What is the use of the drug Nevirapine?
Nevirapine is sold under the brand name Viramune. It is manufactured in India by Hetero Healthcare Limited. It is an antiviral drug. It inhibits the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from spreading in the body. It is given in the form of an oral solution in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. This medicine slows the damage to the immune system and stops the occurrence of further illnesses. It prevents the progression of HIV into an advanced stage called AIDS. It belongs to the group of medicines known as non – nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). It stops the activity of HIV’s reverse transcriptase enzyme.
What is HIV?
HIV infection is a life-threatening disease that can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome). It is gradual damage to the immune system over a month and year. Currently, there is no effective medicine to cure HIV infection. But with proper medical treatment, it can be controlled and prevent its further growth. It gives you relief from symptoms of infection. It makes your life healthier and longer.
HIV is mostly transmitted through sexual contact. It can be transmitted through a mother to her child during pregnancy or childbirth or through breastfeeding. Non-sexual transmission can happen through the sharing of needles, personal equipment like razors and toothbrushes, and infection.
Symptoms of HIV
Some people do not have symptoms for over a month and a year. Some have developed flu-like symptoms within 2 to 4 weeks of being infected. This is known as primary or acute HIV infection. It may last for a few weeks. Some common signs and symptoms may include:
Painful mouth sores
Swollen lymph glands
Nevivir 200 mg comes in the form of a tablet or oral solution to take by mouth. It can be taken with or without food. Both tablet and oral solution can take once a day for 2 weeks and then twice a day after 2 weeks. Take it around the same time every day. Follow your doctor’s prescription. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. The dose and duration will be decided on the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and rash. Some people may undergo a skin reaction or liver damage. Inform your doctor if these side effects remain for a long time. Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better.
The benefit of Nevivir 200 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of the Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) virus
Nevivir 200 mg is an antiviral medicine. It is used along with other antiretroviral medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is used in adults and children 15 years of age and above. It belongs to a class of medications called non-nucleoside transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Its main function is to decrease the growth of HIV infection in the body. This medicine helps to boost the immune system of your body so that your body can fight off infection and maintain your health. It does not cure the infection but it can prevent its multiplication and its progression into an advanced stage like AIDS.
Side effects of Nevivir 200 mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Dark colored urine
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite
Pain in arms and legs
How is Navivir 200 mg Tablet taken?
Nevivir 200 mg comes in the form of a tablet or oral solution to take by mouth. It can be taken with or without food. Both tablet and oral solution can take once a day for 2 weeks and then twice a day after 2 weeks. Take it around the same time every day. Follow your doctor’s prescription. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew or break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Many other medicines can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using during the treatment.
How does a Navivir 200 mg Tablet work?
Heptavir is an antiviral medicine. It inhibits the activity of the reverse transcriptase enzyme of HIV. It plays an important role in producing copies of DNA from HIV’s RNA. It is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat HIV infection. It boosts your immunity and makes your body fight off infection. It works to obstruct the growth and multiplication of the virus in the body. It minimizes the virus and the amount of infection of HIV in the blood. It does not cure the infection but it prevents the progression of the virus to an advance from AIDS.