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swiching Efavirenz to more suitable med.
Jun 7, 2004

Dear Dr. Moyle: My meds.had been chaged from AZT-VIRAMUNE.VIDEX to 3TC -ABACAVIR-EFAVIRENZ. My problem is that Efavirenz makes me feel really Space out for about 3 hours. i know that some people take their meds. before going to bed to avoid this problem. but i can not do that becouse my work(some days is the morning and some days a night time.) So my question is, for which med. can i swich Efavirenz keeping the combo ABACAVIR-3TC.?

I trying to avoid any more problems of Lipoatrophy Thank you very much in advance


Response from Dr. Moyle

Certainly, as you have had no problems with Viramune in the past I would see no problem with going back to that agent now you are stable on you new nucs. The alternative would be to shift the efavirenz to atazanavir/ritonavir to enable once daily dosing.


Graeme Moyle

Is pulling AZT out an option?
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