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How Do I Get A Prescription For Efavirenz

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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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Follow-up To Atripla Resistance

In a recent question to you where the patient believed he/she may have become resistant to Atripla, you said,"The question of when to switch therapies in the setting of known drug resistance isn't based on a viral load, but rather on the risk of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...post.I'm sorry to hear of your very unfortunate circumstances. I don't think that you worry too much about your prescription of efavirenz (Sustiva) monotherapy. It has been long known that non-nucleoside monotherapy can quickly result in the... Read more »

Atripla vs red rice yeast

Hi Doc,I am currently on Atripla with undetectable viral load and cd4 between 700 and 800. All is well except my cholesterol and triglycerides which has been significantly increasing lately. My doc said she wanted to try some alternative natural...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...also concern about possible interaction with HIV drugs metabolized in the liver including efavirenz. Besides statins and other prescription drugs, use of fish oil and niacin as well as diet and exercise are often individualized in HIV+ patients... Read more »

Systiva and drug tests

Dr Young, I recently started on Systiva and epivir and videx, about ten days after starting I had a drug test at work and was wondering what are the chances of me popping pos with any of these drugs????
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...about a positive urine drug test..There are sporadic cases of persons who have had positive urine toxicology tests while taking efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin). Provided that you have a prescription for efavirenz, this shouldn't be a problem if... Read more »

cant sleep

i take atripla and need help sleeping
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...switch to a different dosing time for the Atripla (such as AM), a different efavirenz dose (if levels are high), a sleeping med prescription, an over the counter medication, waiting several more weeks if recently started, or a switch to an... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

...require different doses of maraviroc to be used.A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. Clinical Trials Click here to search... Read more »
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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 »
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An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

...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. Clinical Trials Click here to search... 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 »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »

Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
...Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid Read more »

Light sleeping / no sleeping / endless dreaming

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I'm on EFV, 3TC, & TDF (Efavirenz, Lamivudine, & Tenofovir). All taken at the same time, just before bed. I either sleep so lightly that any movement or Read more »