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Combivir & Sustiva

Oct 21, 2008

I am currently taking the above treatment.AZT 100mg 2 tablets twice daily, 3TC 150mg 1 tablet twice daily & Sustiva (Efavir) 600mg take 1 at night. After taking this for one week, i feely giddy all the while. If I have anemia do u think the drug suit me? Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you so much.

Response from Dr. Young

Thank you for your post.

"Giddiness" isn't a symptom of anemia; rather this sounds like a possible side effect of efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin, Efavir). Usually this type of symptom fades with time.

I'd suggest talking to your doctor if your symptoms persist.

Be well, BY

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