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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

... ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF or Viread). Efavirenz
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wicked dreams. Very vivid with truvada and efavirenz

iam on efavirenz 600 and truvada. my problem is the bad dreams everyday. is that from truvada or efavirenz? or both?what should i do? can i change meds?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Bad dreams most likely due to the efavirenz (Sustiva). Problems with sleep/dreams are most common in first weeks up to 4 weeks after starting and then often (but not always) Read more »

Efavirenz making my head spin

I am currently taking Truvada and Efavirenz. I take these pills and 10pm, and thereafter I shower and go to bed. On three occasions I have attempted to go out after taking my meds, by midnight my head starts spinning and I cant make sense of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your 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 Read more »

Efavirenz+Empty Stomach

Greetings!I usually have dinner at 7 to 8 pm and I take my ART at 9pm, I've read in the forum that Efavirenz should be taken on empty stomach. Is there any side effect if I take Efavirenz after meal at night?Hope to hear from you!Happy New Year!
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post and greetings.Efavirenz does not need to be taken on an empty stomach. It is simply that when taken with food, higher drug absorption and result (for Read more »

What is the concetn of using efavirenz and party drugs?

Thanks for your prompt response Dr Henry.But can you explain a bit more on the part about the"safety concern about use of ectasy and GHB with efavirenz"?Thanks again.TT
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Those drugs may be metabolized via the liver as is efavirenz. There has been no formal drug interaction study to my knowledge that would provide security that there is not a serious interaction Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

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

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 Read more »
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TMC278 (Rilpivirine) Stands Up to Efavirenz in Battle of First-Line NNRTIs; FDA Approval May Be Drawing Near

... Myles is the editorial director of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. The NNRTI efavirenz (EFV, Sustiva, Stocrin) is one of the most popular first-line HIV medications, but its risk of associated neurological side effects Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): DMP-266, EFV, L 743726, Stocrin Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Efavirenz, also known as EFV or Sustiva, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor... Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute Read more »

Experience with Provigal, Issentress or Prevista?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
My psychiatrist has prescribed Provigal to boost my energy level and to counter the effects if HIV Associated Dementia. I am to work up to 200 mg twice a day. I am starting with 50 mg twice a day and will increase my intake by 50 mg each week... Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...I was on Efavirenz (Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects Read more »

Atripla Dreams

Posted by AtriplaUser, 1 Reply
Hey, Anyone out there figured out a way to control these dreams that Sustiva in Atripla brings? Also I hear that African American's absorb the drug at a higher rate causing more issues. Anyone figured out a way around this? Read more »