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Can You Develop Allergies To Sustiva

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Is it possible to develop increased side effects with Sustiva?

I've had this regimen of Epivir 300 mg, Viread 300 mg and Sustiva 600 mg for about 6 six years with mostly minimal side effects. I'd get the occasional odd dream and then the not so severe skin rash that would go away within a day. I have responded...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A small (? 5-10%) of patients continue to have annoying side effects from efavirenz. Some patient may run high levels that may merit drug level monitoring if would like to stay on efavirenz (in some patients s dose decrease may be an option). For... Read more »

Sulfa in Sustiva?

I read the question posted June 19 - "Options for Sulfa allergy" and am wondering if, indeed... Read more »

My allergy to penicillin and TCM 114 .

I'm allergic to penicillin. Furthermore I seem to have developed mutation K103 on Sustiva. I'm... Read more »
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Efavirenz (Sustiva)

...With Other Drugs? 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...with rifampin or rifabutin , drugs that treat tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ) or MAC ( Fact Sheet 514 ). Efavirenz (Sustiva) lowers blood levels of indinavir. Some birth control pills may not work if you are taking indinavir. Talk to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir (Viread). Atripla is manufactured by Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb.... Read more »
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Rescriptor

...Cal Cohen, M.D. Activist With its heavy pill burden and thrice-daily dosing, Rescriptor has largely been replaced by Sustiva and Viramune. Like others in its class, it can cause rash, and takes just one mutation to develop resistance. It... Read more »
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Allergies and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know its allergy season and even thjough I've never had allergies I am wondering if allergies could be a symptom of HIV. I tested negative after a 1 time protected expsoure with a sex worker. Read more »

Allergies autoimmune disease?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Are allergies considered autoimmune diseases and therefore push back the window period? I seem to have allergies right now (dust bothering Read more »

Allergies/sinus infections....symptoms or NOT!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I see where a lot of people are asking about their current allergies or sinus infections. Worrying that they might be symptoms of HIV. Most everyone answers "no....those are not symptoms"..... Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im about 2 1/2 weeks past "exposure". I haven't really had any symptoms that I am aware of....other than a somewhat sore throat, and some sinus drainage in my throat. I went to the dr. today and he's pretty convinced I have alleriges, along with a... Read more »