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Can Sustiva Cause Psychotic Symptoms

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HAART and anti-psychotic meds

Recently diagnosed, CD4 242,15%,VL 82,000. A question about combining HAART with other meds: I take Olanzapine and risperidone for a psychotic illness. My mental health is very stable at present, and I am happy with the medications I'm on.It...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is a fairly common scenario since many of our patients are on regimens similar to yours. The short answer is that we do use Sustiva and most patients do fine with the combination. That said, my personal approach is to use Viramune instead of... Read more »

Sustiva & Combid Causing Symptoms Similiar to ARS?

Dr. Henry,Please help. I'm a college student in a foreign place.I started PEP (2x daily Combid... Read more »

Sustiva Psychiatric Symptoms and Drug Testing

People using Sustiva Efavirenz can get false positives on drug tests including Microgenics'... Read more »
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Sustiva: Personal Experiences With the New NNRTI Part I: Hail to Sustiva

There has been much said about the new NNRTI (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor). Some of the press has been good, such as its once-daily dosing and the fact that there are no food restrictions as with many of the protease inhibitors.... Read more »
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Brand name: Sustiva Generic name: efavirenz, or EFV Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke) Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, , (800) 321-1335 AWP: $729.99/month for... Read more »

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.... Read more »
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Efavirenz (Sustiva)

What Is Efavirenz? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Efavirenz? Efavirenz is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is... Read more »
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2 months in psychotic hell...

Posted by mentalgerm, 2 Replies
Here goes another rant but i assure you it has a better ending! So i'm still a little depressed about everything and even finding myself having to make a choice of taking meds or just throwing in the towel and letting gods will be done. Yes i have... Read more »

New to Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am due to start with Truvada and Sustiva and am looking at the possibility of taking the 600mg tablet in the morning instead of at night.
Has anyone else tried this method, and to what level of success?
Basically, I am concerned about the vivid... 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 »

OMG - Just started Sustiva

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
I took my first sustiva (once daily) pill about 6 hours ago and I'm finally concious enough to walk around. Please tell me that those side effects go away. That was pretty bad.

No dreams just any waking moments were like... like... I have no idea... Read more »