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How Much Does Efavirenz Cost

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Merck Offers to Reduce Price of Antiretroviral Efavirenz in Thailand, Provide No-Cost Efavirenz, Testing, Treatment Access to Children

Merck has offered to reduce the price of its antiretroviral drug Efavirenz in Thailand, Vichai Chokewiwat, chair of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization and the Ministry of Public Health 's Committee on Compulsory Licensing, said on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazilian President Silva Issues Compulsory License for Merck's Antiretroviral Efavirenz

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday issued a compulsory license to produce a lower-cost, generic version of Merck 's antiretroviral Efavirenz, the AP/ Forbes reports (Sequera, AP/ Forbes , 5/4). World Trade Organization ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazil to Produce Generic Version of Merck's Antiretroviral Efavirenz

Brazilian Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao on Wednesday said Brazil will begin producing a generic version of Merck 's antiretroviral efavirenz, the AP/ USA Today reports. Brazil in May 2007 issued a compulsory license to produce a lower-cost... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Medication Costs

Just curious to get an expert opinion on this. Many HIV meds have been available for a while. I know typically, a medication can go generic at about 7 years. Is there any hope that some of the meds we currently use may be generic soon or is the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.We are beginning to see the emergence of generic medications for HIV in the US. While the currently available generics aren't generally part of everyday use, in the next few years, we'll see the generic arrival... Read more »

Change to Atripla to save on medication costs and maintain undetctable VL

I've been positive 20 years. Meds for 19 years. Currently take Norvir, Reyataz, Viread, and Viramune - paying $120/ea med for 3 month supply. Resistance tests done last year only reflected resistance to AZT. VL is undetectable and T cell count...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Probably not, but you should talk to your doctor about it. It's not possible for me - without a complete review of your past treatment history, responses, past resistance tests, side effects, and other clinical information - to answer this... Read more »

efavirenz resistance

Hi DocLab tests just resulted in low level resistance to efavirenz. I am currently on truvada and efavirenz. My Doc wants to change to truvada and reyataz. I am concerned about the side effects of reyataz especially the yellowing of eyes and skin....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Sorry to hear about the efavirenz (Sustiva) resistance.A switch to truvada + reyatazalone would not be a good move. You would also need to take a small (100 mg) dose of Norvir (ritonavir) to balance the regimen. Tenofovir, which is part of... Read more »

efavirenz or nevirapine

You are all doing a god job with this website.. Thank you so much.I have decided to start treatment with combivir and efavirenz. If i wont be able to tolerate efavirenz can i change to nevirapine or should i first start with nevirapine? My cd4=200...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions and comments.You are correct in assuming that if you do not tolerate efavirenz that you could switch to nevirapine. The drugs have different side effect profiles, so a switch for intolerance to one drug should not result... Read more »
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Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).

However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.

Important discovery: Read more »