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Getting A Prescription For Sustiva

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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...and changes in certain blood tests. Individuals should tell a doctor if these side effects continue or are bothersome. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. Cisapride (Propulsid), midazolam (Versed), triazolam (Halcion), ergot medicines (e.g., Cafergot), bepridil, pimozide, and St.John's wort should not...
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marihuana test and sustiva

first of all excuse me for my English level. I want to write you about the possitive in urine test of marihuana when someone takes sustiva. In my job they did me an urine test and i was possitive in marihuana; i never smoke. My doctor said to me...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Sustiva can cause a false positive test for marijuana. I have often written a letter for patients explaining to employers that the patient Read more »

sustiva/truvada miracle?

i sholdnt have used the word co pay in my original question, my maximum that blue cross pays a year for meds is 1500.00 which was one month supply of sustiva/truvada so since i used my insurance for the first prescription not knowing the cost it...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...getting drugs from Cipla. I am not sure if there have been through evaluations of the bioequivalence of Cipla's version of Sustiva and the actual product.In your case, it seems like you can not afford not to take advantage of the cheaper... Read more »

Stocrin and Sustiva

Are sustiva and Stocrin the same thing? Is it safe to buy Stocrin when my prescription says that i should take sustiva?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Stocrin and Sustiva are different trade names (used in different countries) for efavirenz. BY Read more »

3 days of reyataz for Sustiva

Hi... cd4 720, 30%, undetectable from 5 months after starting treatment with sustiva/truvada 18 months ago. 100% adherence. I accidentally ran out of sustiva and my Dr. gave me a 3 day supply of Reyataz till my sustiva arrives by mail order. (my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I think that the solution that your doctor has come up with should be fine.It would be fine to continue onward on efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) after your unplanned interruption, especially if "covered" by a few days of atazanavir (Reyataz). BY Read more »
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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...of the HIV drugs, especially the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) such as Viramune (nevirapine) and Sustiva (efavirenz). Rashes are more common and more severe in women. It's important to monitor your skin for changes in... Read more »
The Well Project

Pharmacokinetics

...That's why it is important to let your doctor know about all the medications and supplements you are taking (including herbs, prescriptions, over-the-counter, and street drugs). Do Men and Women Process Drugs Differently? There are some PK... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sustiva

... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

...manufacturer's website or by calling a toll-free number. Once enrolled, they then bring the co-pay card to the pharmacy when filling the prescription, and the pharmacy is reimbursed for the amount covered. People who reside in the state of... Read more »
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Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
...Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) 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 Read more »

NAUSEA!!!!

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
...I started on Combivir and Sustiva on Saturday, because my CD4 had fallen to 222. I feel nauseous all the time - just kind of queasy. Anyone have any ideas how Read more »

the difference between a doctor & nurse....

Posted by still_here, 2 Replies
...did tell me that I have to go to an oncologist because of the HPV situation. greeeeeeeeeat. On the upside... I was given the prescription for Atripla... the brand new fancy pants Sustiva/Truvada combination pill! ROCK ON!! Now I just have to see... Read more »