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Efavirenz Dose

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Efavirenz making my head spin

I am currently taking Truvada and Efavirenz. I take these pills and 10pm, and thereafter I shower and go to bed. On three occasions I have attempted to go out after taking my meds, by midnight my head starts spinning and I cant make sense of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your description of the head spinning sounds like an efavirenz (Sustiva) side effect. Delaying the efavirenz dose until you are safely home and ready for bed is a very reasonable way to manage the situation-I would inform your HIV provider Read more »

wicked dreams. Very vivid with truvada and efavirenz

iam on efavirenz 600 and truvada. my problem is the bad dreams everyday. is that from truvada or... Read more »

low levels of efavirenz

Hi, i had to come back with same quaestion since ive got no answer in the first place. im on... Read more »
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A Small Dose of Ritonavir Corrects Efavirenz and Saquinavir Interaction

... Minor Interaction Between Efavirenz and Saquinavir When Combined with Small Doses of Ritonavir in a QD Regimen (Late Breaker Poster 9) Authored by M. Kurowski, Read more »
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Announce Data Supporting Bioequivalence for Single-Pill Fixed-Dose Regimen of Sustiva (Efavirenz) and Truvada (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)

...obtained data supporting bioequivalence of a new formulation of the fixed-dose combination of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Sustiva┬« (efavirenz) and Gilead's Truvada┬« (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) with the components that make up... Read more »
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Poster Session 12290: Sixteen-Week Followup of Indinavir Sulfate (Crixivan) Administered Every 8 Hours versus Every 12 Hours in Combination with Efavirenz

...with twice-daily efavirenz (300 mg every 12 hours) to standard dosing of indinavir (800 mg every eight hours) combined with efavirenz dosed once-a-day. After 16 weeks of therapy, 86 percent of patients (6 out of 7) in the twice-daily group had... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): DMP-266, EFV, L 743726, Stocrin Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Efavirenz, also known as EFV or Sustiva, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor... 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 »

Atripla Dreams

Posted by AtriplaUser, 1 Reply
Hey, Anyone out there figured out a way to control these dreams that Sustiva in Atripla brings? Also I hear that African American's absorb the drug at a higher rate causing more issues. Anyone figured out a way around this? Read more »

just tested positive and CD4 already at 33!

Posted by PozFromHongKong, 2 Replies
...first lab results yesterday and my CD4 is at 33 and VL is 29,000, so the doctor put me on meds right away (I taking Truvada + Efavirenz). I was probably infected a long time ago. I took my first dose last night. Thankfully I went to work feeling... Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...for didanosine. In the tenofovir group, the dosages were tenofovir 300 mg daily and didanosine 250 mg daily. In both groups, efavirenz dose was 600 mg daily. Dr. Maitland's group terminated the study at week 12 when an unplanned interim analysis... Read more »