Instructions for Viramune XR

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Viramune XR include the following:
  • Viramune XR comes in an extended-release tablet that is taken once a day.
  • You must swallow the tablets whole; do not crush, chew, or dissolve them.
  • You can take your dose with food or on an empty stomach. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Try to take your dose at the same time every day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions about taking this medicine. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to Viramune XR, making the drug less effective.

Dosing Information

For adults, there is only one standard recommended dosage of this medication, regardless of age or weight. For children, the dosage varies, depending on the child's height and weight. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Viramune XR Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Viramune XR

Just like any medicine, Viramune XR may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Viramune XR include but are not limited to:
(Click Viramune XR Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Viramune XR Medication Information

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