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Efavirenz Dosages

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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...other antiretroviral medications to prevent HIV in people who have been exposed to the virus in the work place, such as health care providers who come in contact with HIV infected blood through an accidental needle stick. Dosage Form/Administration Efavirenz comes in capsule and tablet form and is taken by mouth. Efavirenz should not be taken with a high fat meal. It is recommended that efavirenz be taken on an empty stomach, preferably...
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Efavirenz and Rifafour interaction?

I was just diagnosed with HIV, CD4 count of 4, and although no TB was found, my doctor suspected I have it. I have completed about 1 week of therapy. I am on 4 tabs of Rifafour/day and Combivir and 600mg of Efavirenz. Should my dosage of Efavirenz...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...ingredient in rifafour that interacts with Efavirirz (Sustiva). Drug-drug interaction studies showed about a 20% reduction in Efavirenz blood levels from Rifampin. A reduction of 20% should not lead to a dose adjustment of Efavirenz because the... Read more »

Dizzy from Efavirenz

I've been on a combination of Combivir & Efavirenz for 3 months and am very happy with the results: Viral Load has gone from >75,000 to <40 & T4 have increased from 180 to 431. So I am not looking to change this cocktail. However I am still...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...be tough to get rid of, as opposed to those you have in the first few weeks. If you haven't already tried it, try moving your efavirenz dose up in the evening perhaps to dinner time, or even earlier. That tends to shift the highest blood... Read more »

Dosage of cetirizine to control Atripla rash

Hi,Started Atripla 18 days ago and around day 8 woke up to itching of my feet, treated that with hydrocortisone cream but by day 10 the itch and accompanying rash was quite noticeable on hands and feet so I went to my HIV clinic and they felt this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Often diphenhydrammine (25 mg 2-3 x day) can be helpful in that situation (either in addition to once a day cetirizine or instead of). Often will take 1-2 weeks for rash to run its course. If eyes, mouth, breathing involved need to contact your HIV... Read more »

Dosing by Weight

Could you give me some advice on dosing by weight? I am 5'-6", 115 lbs and very sensitive to medications. I tried Atripla but the CNC side effects were very strong and it caused issues with my liver as well. Do you know of other patients that take...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Atripla (tenofovir, FTC and efavirenz) is a fixed-dose combination (FDC)-- meaning that the medication comes in one strength (or dose) only. For those patients who Read more »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz... Read more »
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Fosamprenavir (Telzir, Lexiva)

...fosamprenavir are reduced. More side effects were observed. If fosamprenavir is taken with ritonavir and efavirenz , the daily dosage of ritonavir may need to be increased. Some birth control pills may not work if you are taking fosamprenavir.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...treatment-naive patients is necessary when lopinavir/ritonavir tablets are administered as part of a twice-daily regimen with efavirenz, nevirapine, amprenavir, fosamprenavir, or nelfinavir. A dose increase should also be considered when... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

...medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Maraviroc comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Maraviroc may be taken with or without... Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

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