What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Viramune (Nevirapine)


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    Viramune Generic Uses and Indications:

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    Viramune (Nevirapine)

    Chemical Name: Nevirapine (ne-VYE-ra-peen)

    Viramune is an orally administered medication used for the treatment and prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in patients with or without Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is specifically recommended for patients, usually adults and children above the age of 6 years, with HIV-1, and is used with a combination of other antiretroviral medications. The medicine is also used during pregnancy to prevent the transmission of HIV from the mother to the baby.

    Nevirapine generic is available at Canada Pharmacy and can be ordered online easily. Your order will be directly delivered to your doorstep.


    For the right dosage, follow your doctor’s prescription as the dosage depends on the severity of infection and body size in children. Usually, the medicine is taken once for the first 14 days, then twice or as prescribed by your doctor. Nevirapine tablets should be swallowed as a whole and not crushed or chewed. Take the tablets with or without meals.


    Each tablet contains about 200 mg of Virapine (an active ingredient) while the inactive ingredients present include lactose monohydrate, colloidal silicon dioxide, sodium starch glycolate, and magnesium stearate.


    • Inform your doctor about your medical history, and any medicines/supplements that you already take as they may react negatively, producing adverse effects.
    • Keep the medicine out of children’s reach.
    • Let your doctor know if you’re a lactating woman as nevirapine passes through breast milk.
    • Limit alcoholic beverages.
    • Do not prescribe it to someone or take it yourself without the recommendation of a doctor.

    Side Effects

    Usually, your doctor informs you about the possible side effects that you may develop. However, it is important to note that these side effects are very rare, and range from mild to severe. It is thus important to promptly inform your doctor if any of the following side effects occur:

    • Severe headaches
    • Stomach upsets
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Signs of allergic reactions such as rashes
    • Join pain
    • Vision changes
    • Signs of infection like swollen lymph nodes
    • Signs of hyperthyroidism
    • Signs of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

    There might be other side effects as well that have not been enlisted here. For further queries, you may consult your healthcare provider.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1901

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