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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

eh-FAH-vih-rehnz Brand Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): EFV Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Efavirenz can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include serious psychiatric problems and liver problems. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal psychiatric problems: ...
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Missed a dose

I forgot to take my dose in the morning, what do i do with that dose, do i keep it or i dont have to take it at all? I take combivir and stocrin.Thanks...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
If I were your doctor, I would ask you, what do YOU think, and what did you do that day? The answer is, if you forget the dose in the morning and remember in the afternoon, take the dose immediately, so that you reduce the amount of time when the... Read more »

Maybe missed a dose

I have been taking medication for nearly 7 years and am undetectable - Kivexa and Stocrin once daily. No side effects. I have missed perhaps three doses in all that time. This morning it seemed to me that I forgot to take the meds last evening...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Since efavirenz (Stocrin, Sustiva) can cause the symptoms that you describe, there's no way to really be sure if you had taken 1 or 2 doses.Nevertheless, I'd recommend just continuing your medications on... Read more »

Missing a dose of PEP

I am currently in my final week of PEP (a combination of Combid twice daily and Stocrin thrice daily). One of my double doses (1 Combin and 1 Stocrin) got damaged by water - this means I'm missing a dose at the end of the course. Is this a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I can't tell from your post if you've actually already missed a dose of your PEP or not. Missing a single dose of PEP should not be a problem. Just keep to your regular schedule and complete the full 28-day cycle. If you haven't... Read more »

Missed 1 Sustiva dose

I was on combivir/viramune for about 4 months then was switched to combivir/sustiva about 4 months ago. I take the combivir before in the morning and before dinner and the sustiva at bedtime. Last nite I forgot the sustiva (first time this...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It's not something you want to do a lot, but due to the very forgiving pharmacokinetics of Sustiva/Stocrin (efavirenz), which has a half-life of almost 50 hours, it should not be a problem. If on occasion you forget to take the nightime dose of... Read more »
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