Complications With Viramune XR

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of Viramune XR are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
    • Fatigue or a general ill feeling (malaise)
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Tenderness near the liver, in the upper-right part of the abdomen (stomach)
    • Pale stools
  • Changes in the distribution of fat on your body (such as a "buffalo hump")
  • Any rash, especially a rash that is accompanied by any of the following symptoms:
    • A general ill feeling (malaise)
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle aches or joint pain
    • Skin blisters
    • Mouth sores
    • Eye redness
    • Swelling of the face
    • Liver problems.
While rashes are the most common side effect of Viramune XR and are sometimes relatively harmless, it is extremely important to report any rash to your healthcare provider while you are taking this medication. In rare cases, Viramune XR can cause life-threatening problems, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which typically begin with a skin rash.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Viramune XR or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Viramune XR Medication Information

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