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Dec 27, 2005

To the writer who asked about how to take Sustiva if you work at night, your question was erased when I tried to answer. Here is the answer. DW

Response from Dr. Wohl

Dear Sherman,

The idea is to take the medication before you sleep so some of the effects of Sustiva on alertness and balance are less noticed. If you go to sleep at 9 am, you should think about taking the meds at that time.

As far as the sensation you are feeling (hot and freaked out for 3-5 minues), it is unusual. If this feeling is bothersome, which it sounds like is must be, one thing you could try is to take 400 mg before sleep and 200 mg 12 hours or so later. This will require you asking your doctor for the 200 mg capsules, if you are currently taking the 600 mg capsule. This works for some people to reduce the side effects of Sustiva.

Let us know if it helps.


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