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Drug Profile


Alternative Names: BI-RG-587; BIRG 0587; Extended release nevirapine; Nevirapine ER; Nevirapine XR; NSC 641530; Viramune; Viramune Extended Release; Viramune XR

Latest Information Update: 19 Apr 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Class 3-ring heterocyclic compounds; Antiretrovirals; Azepines; Cyclopropanes; Pyridines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed HIV-1 infections

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Mar 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 23 May 2012 Generic nevirapine equivalent available in the US for HIV-1 infections
  • 07 Feb 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim completes a phase III trial of extended-release nevirapine in HIV-1 infections (treatment-naive) in US, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland & UK (NCT00561925)
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