What should I know about nevirapine before taking it?

Nevirapine is not considered harmful to the fetus in pregnant women, although it may cause liver damage in pregnant women. Women who are taking this drug while pregnant may be listed on an antiretroviral pregnancy registry used to track the effects of nevirapine in babies. This drug can be excreted in breast milk. In addition, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) can be transmitted through breast milk, and for this reason HIV-positive women should not breastfeed. Nevirapine can cause severe or life-threatening effects, including serious liver damage or severe skin problems. If you stop taking nevirapine for longer than a week, you should not start taking it again without speaking with your doctor.

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