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How Long Does Sustiva Take To Work

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...nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTI or nukes) and non-nucleoside analog (also called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, NNRTI or non-nuke) Standard dose: One tablet (Sustiva [600 mg] and Truvada [200 mg Emtriva and 300 mg Viread]), once a day, on an empty stomach or with a light, low-fat snack. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do...
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Viagra works with 3TC+D4T+Sustiva?

To start, thanks for your help!! I have had ED after some years and I had been trying Viagra to avoid this kind of trouble. I started using Viagra(25mg) when I was using 3TC+D4T+Crixivan and it was very fine... Full and long erection.... Now, I'm...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...While a Viagra/Sustiva interaction is not specifically listed in either package insert, Sustiva induces the enzymes (CYP3A4 and 2C9) that metabolize Read more »

Just started meds, any idea how long they'll work?

Just tested positive last month, vl 32000 (taken a few days after a flu shot) cd4 82 - other than sometimes not having much energy to do stuff on weekends after working all week have been asymptomatic. Started combivir & sustiva about a week ago,...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...That's a good question and one we still do not know. The durability (how long it will last) is dependent on many factors. One of the most important factors is adherence (taking your medications). The more Read more »

Sustiva Rash

I started my first treatment 2 weeks ago with Abacavir, 3Tc, and Sustiva. After 10 days my doctor diagnosed hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir. I discontinued the abacavir and replaced it with tenofovir. Two days after stopping the abacavir I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Once into the rash I often would try to treat through if it has stabilized and the symptoms can be managed. The rash often will fade over 1-4 weeks in my experience. KH Read more »

Compliance with Drugs Working Different Hours (2)

Previous question:Im in a situation as an engineer who works occasional shift work which includes the graveyard shift(all night). Previously I have been on medications that did not interfere with my work hours and I adjusted accordingly. I am now on...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...At long last, here's the answer!Dear graveyard shift worker on Sustiva,To be able to give you a reliable answer, I contacted DuPontPharmaceuticals, the maker of Sustiva. Here is what their drug information Read more »
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FAQs About Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...count hovers between 600 and 800. However, I have some minor facial wasting. Is it worth it to switch regimens when this one has worked so well? My doctor has me taking Sustiva even though I've shown resistance to it. Is it doing me any good... Read more »
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...makes Crixivan easier to take. Several other PIs can be boosted with Norvir. The NNRTIs (drugs like Viramune [nevirapine] and Sustiva [efavirenz]) have the opposite effect. They speed up enzymes and get other drugs out of the system faster. As a... Read more »
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HIV Resistance Testing

...are called "cross-resistant." For example, most HIV that is resistant to nevirapine (Viramune) is also resistant to efavirenz (Sustiva). This means that nevirapine and efavirenz are cross-resistant. Cross-resistance is important when you change... Read more »
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Isentress Equal to Sustiva in First Line Therapy

...STARTMRK study results show that the first-in-class integrase inhibitor Isentress (raltegravir) works at least as well as Sustiva (efavirenz) at suppressing HIV levels. It also showed that using Isentress resulted in higher CD4 counts. ... Read more »
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Sustiva kicking my a##

Posted by sunflower, 8 Replies
...pushed hard..yet) and I was feeling like I was going crazy - that maybe it was something else - Now I am convinced it is the Sustiva. I tried taking in morning and that was a disaster - way too loopy/fuzzzy for work. I was taking Paxil, and am... Read more »

My boyfriend got his latest blood work results

Posted by RedDirtGirl, 2 Replies they fluctuate like that in general on a daily basis? Also, he's not on any type of antibiotics or other meds, just the Sustiva. Shouldn't he be on some meds to ward off opportunistic infections? His doc is a small town doc and I'm starting... Read more »

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 »