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Who should not take nevirapine?

Although nevirapine is not considered harmful to the fetus, it may cause liver damage in pregnant women. Women who are taking this drug while pregnant may be on an antiretroviral pregnancy registry that is used to track the effects of nevirapine in babies. This drug is excreted in breast milk. As HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) can be transmitted through breast milk, HIV-positive women should not breastfeed. If you have any of the following conditions, you should discuss with your doctor whether nevirapine is appropriate for you: liver disease, kidney disease, if you are on dialysis or if you have been treated unsuccessfully with delavirdine or efavirenz. If you stop taking nevirapine for longer than a week, you should not start taking it again without speaking with your doctor. If you drink to excess, this drug can cause liver damage and may not be for you.

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