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North Shore University HospitalDear Ivan,Your doctor is correct in adding the extra 200 mg of efavirenz while you are on TB treatment.This is because the rifadin (rifampin) will cause a DECREASE in the efavirenz level, which is compenated for by the extra 200 mg capsule.Once the... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineMissing a single dose of Duovir (AZT/3TC or Combivir in US) while taking efavirenz usually wont result in any problem such as quick development of drug resistance. Though you could take the dose of Duovir the next morning (thus two doses of Duovir... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineYour 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 »
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Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 RepliesIf Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).
However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »
Posted by pozartistsd, 1 Replyhey all you experts out there! I think i may know the answer to this but would like to get some input:
I currently take my meds (Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir) once a day. I take them at 9am (with breakfast, not that you need to know that ) I would like... Read more »
Posted by renevatio, 1 ReplyHello all-
I am newly diagnosed, and just getting into the process of researching all about HIV and potential alternative treatments. I am a voracious reader and spend a good bit of time each day reading papers and digging up info on my new internal... Read more »
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