Generic Viramune XR

One strength of Viramune XR (nevirapine XR) is now available in generic form. This product is considered equivalent to the brand-name version of the drug, but it's important to note that generics can contain different inactive ingredients. It is not clear when a generic version of the 100-mg strength will become available.

Can I Buy Generic Viramune XR?

Viramune® XR™ (nevirapine XR) is a prescription AIDS and HIV medication. It belongs to a class of medications known as non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Viramune XR is approved only for use in combination with other HIV medications. It is a long-acting, once-daily form of nevirapine.
Brand-name Viramune XR is made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. One strength is also available in generic form.

Availability of Generic Viramune XR

Generic Viramune XR is available in one strength: Nevirapine 400 mg extended-release tablets. It is made by manufacturers such as Apotex Corp. The 100-mg strength is not yet available as a generic. It is unclear when it will be available.

Is Generic Nevirapine Extended-Release as Good as Viramune XR?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Viramune XR currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.

Viramune XR Medication Information

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