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Stocrin Dosing

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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

eh-FAH-vih-rehnz Brand Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): EFV Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Efavirenz can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include serious psychiatric problems and liver problems. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal psychiatric problems: ...
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Kivexa in the morning and Stocrin at night?

Hi Dr. Young, I'm with Kivexa and Stocrin (one pill of each per day) and I wonder if I could take one of Kivexa in the morning and the other one (Stocrin) at night before going to bed. Some of my friends take both at the same time, but I think...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While yes, you could separate the doses of your Kivexa (Epzicom) and Stocrin (Sustiva), there's really no reason to do so. If your otherwise healthy and you have appropriate monitoring, this regimen rarely causes... Read more »

Combivir+Stocrin

Hi, i was HIV+ since July 1999 and started med of 2combivir + 4 stocrin april 2003 (cd4 count 7). After taking the said med, my cd4 count went up to 100 & VL=50 last week but having few side effect like cough, rash, sleeping problem, red dotted...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
It sounds like you have been on this regimen (Stocrin or efavirenz is also known as Sustiva in some parts of the world) for a year. Normally it is not a good idea to reduce the dose of Stocrin and it is not clear to me that a reduced dose would... Read more »

Stocrin and Truvada as PEP

Hi there, I am one day into a PEP regime. I was prescribed Stocrin and Truvada. I started the course at 1000 in the morning - both pills - 24 hours after exposure. But due to the effects of Stocrin, was told to take the next dose at bedtime the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.We usually don't recommend using efavirenz (Stocrin, Sustiva) as part of PEP because of tolerability issues and the risk of transmitted drug resistance rendering the medication ineffective without resistance... Read more »

KivexaStocrin and ViagraCialis

Hello, I recently (2 weeks ago) started my first regimen KivexaStocrin and I'd like to know can I use Viagra or Cialis with this combo? No other health issues... Which one is better - Viagra or Cialis? I actually don't mind, both were very...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrine) can decrease levels of phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as Viagra or Cialis so sometimes dose needs to be increased to achieve effectiveness. There is little data available in order to recommend one drug over the... Read more »
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HALF DOSING MY MEDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello 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 »

dosing schedule adjustment

Posted by pozartistsd, 1 Reply
hey 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 »

Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, can someone please elaborate on the severity of skipping meds? My bf is positive and has been on meds for about a year. He's on my insurance and it kills the price down to a point where he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered... Read more »