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Viramune Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Viramune is used for advanced cases of HIV. Viramune works by impairing the virus's ability to multiply.

Viramune Dosage

  • For adults, the dose is 1 tablet a day.
  • For children, the dose of oral suspension is 4 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight once a day.

Uses of Viramune

  • Viramune is used for advanced cases of HIV.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Viramune

Before taken Viramune medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Viramune. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fat redistribution
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Liver damage
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Rash

Warnings and precautions before taking Viramune:

  • If you have moderate liver impairment, then you should be used Viramune with caution. Warning signs of liver damage include fatigue, poor appetite, yellowish skin or eyes, dark urine, and tenderness in the midriff. Check with your doctor immediately if you develop these symptoms.
  • Remember that Viramune does not completely eliminate HIV from the body. The virus can still be passed to others during sex or through blood contamination.
  • If you are taking Viramune, then it can slow the progress of HIV, it is not a cure. HIV-related infections remain a danger, so frequent check-ups and tests are still advisable.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Viramune with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Viramune with the following:

  • Clarithromycin
  • Efavirenz
  • Fluconazole
  • Indinavir
  • Ketoconazole
  • Lopinavir/Ritonavir
  • Methadone
  • Nelfinavir
  • Rifabutin (Mycobutin)
  • St. John's wort
  • Zidovudine (Retrovir)

After taken Viramune if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Viramune overdose include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Rash

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