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Efavirenz (Sustiva)

What Is Efavirenz? Efavirenz is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Sustiva or Stocrin. It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (a "non-nuke" or NNRTI). These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse transcriptase enzyme from working. This enzyme...
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sustiva side effects

CaN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE EFFECTS OF DRINKING AND ALCOHOL AND TAKING SUSTIVA ARE ?dOES IT EFFECT YOUR BAC?DOES IT AMPLIFY ALCOHOLS EFFECTS ?ANY THING WOULD HELP THANKS...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Mixing alcohol with Sustiva would magnify some of the Sustiva side effects (sleep disturbances, balance, dizziness, spacy feeling) in some individuals. I would not expect it to have much effect on you... Read more »

long term side effect of sustiva or combivir

I am taking Sustiva and Combivir for for two years. Even if i had some difficulties now i am fine and all the side effects are gone but there is one thing i can't understand. I am an accounting full time student and lately i can not concentrate...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sustiva can cause long term central nervous system side effects including decrease concentration though for most patients on long term Sustiva that is not much of a problem. Most patients having problems concentrating have other factors (stress,... Read more »

Sustiva and fatigue (SUSTIVA AND FATIGUE)

After five years of being POZ I started Sustiva 2/7/08 (no previous combo or resistance issues present). CD4 was 246 and VL 255,000. I had my first blood work done about 4/5 weeks after starting and my CD4 went to 290 and VL dropped to 155....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sustiva side effects are legendary and extremely common. In general they do decrease in severity over six to eight weeks. If you're still having... Read more »

sustiva side effects

Dear Doctor Horwath,You kindly answer me regarding the side effects of sustiva that unfortunately gave me strong anxiety, depression ,mood changements,the problem is that i did not understand your answer completely,----------------- your answer:Your...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If I understand your question correctly, you stopped taking Sustiva one year ago. If that is the case, then your current symptoms of anxiety and depression are not caused by the Sustiva. You should get a good psychiatric evaluation to help clarify... Read more »
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sustiva side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
are you on sustiva? if so how long does the high feeling last...i've been on the drug for 4 weeks and still wake up daily feeling high, i have had to take a leave of abscence from work due to the side effedts, i want to try to hang in there, but... Read more »

Sustiva or DDI/hydroxurea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a female recovering addict and have been clean for over ten years. I am getting real weird side effects from Sustiva and even though I started taking it at night, I feel somewhat foggy during the day. Will this end and I feel somewhat normal... Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva

Posted by paman1964, 5 Replies
I have been on these 2 drugs for almost a month and a half and have not had any side affects whatsoever.
I have a doctors appointment next Tuesday to see how these meds are working so I guess i will see what my viral load is then.
I have not had any... Read more »

sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone have anything to share on their experience with sustiva?(good or bad) and legnth of time they've been taking it and if they swicthed from a pi because of lipo or something else and their side effects got better. I have been having a... Read more »