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Is it safe to take nevirapine during pregnant?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes
If you are already on Nevirapine from before pregnancy, it is safe to take during pregnancy - fda class b.
Multiple studies have shown that pregnancy does not increase risk for Nevirapine side effects.

In brief: Yes
If you are already on Nevirapine from before pregnancy, it is safe to take during pregnancy - fda class b.
Multiple studies have shown that pregnancy does not increase risk for Nevirapine side effects.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Yes and no. Nevirapine is used in developing nations as a anti-hiv medication for short term use in preventing vertical transmission of HIV (mother to baby).
It is not a recommended drug for ongoing use in pregnancy. First line anti-hiv drugs in pregnancy are Lamivudine, Zidovudine (azt) and lopinavir (kaletra) (all in combination).

In brief: No
Yes and no. Nevirapine is used in developing nations as a anti-hiv medication for short term use in preventing vertical transmission of HIV (mother to baby).
It is not a recommended drug for ongoing use in pregnancy. First line anti-hiv drugs in pregnancy are Lamivudine, Zidovudine (azt) and lopinavir (kaletra) (all in combination).
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Joel Gallant
It's true that we don't use nevirapine much in the U.S. in pregnant women, but it has an excellent track record for safety in pregnancy, and is a preferred agent in the DHHS perinatal guidelines. A woman taking NVP who becomes pregnant can continue taking it through pregnancy. Also, atazanavir (Reyataz) has now joined lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) as a preferred protease inhibitor in the guidelines, and it tends to be better tolerated.
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