Nevirapine Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • nausea
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • canker sores
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • fever
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low energy
  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain
  • abnormal fat distribution associated with HIV
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • anemia
  • low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • pink eye
  • liver tissue death
  • acute liver failure
  • decreased kidney function
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • hives
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • an enlarged liver
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
  • chronic inflammation of muscles in the body called polymyositis
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • a condition that results in overproduction of thyroid hormones called Graves' disease
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • drowsiness
  • vomiting
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
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