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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 »

One missed sustiva/truvada dose?

Should I be worried if I missed one dose of my sustiva/truvada treatment? I've been on these... Read more »

sustiva/combivir missed dose

Hi. I was reading an earlier post in which you stated that a missed dose of the Sustiva/Combivir... Read more »
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Is Lower-Dose Efavirenz Truly Wise for Resource-Poor Settings?

A daily dose of 400 mg of efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) has been found non-inferior to the standard 600-mg dose in treatment-naive, HIV-infected individuals. The investigators from the ENCORE1 study reported the final, 48-week results from this... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

One Year on Therapy and Counting ... Doses Taken: 1,460; Doses Missed: 0

I am what is referred to as a highly motivated and compliant patient. I am highly motivated to stay alive and healthy, and I know that the way to maintain my health is to comply, conscientiously and consistently, with the multidrug regimen my doctor... Read more »
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Unplanned Treatment Interruptions Involve a Greater Risk of Virological Failure Than Missing Occasional Doses

Unstructured treatment interruptions -- rather than missed doses of medication -- involve a greater risk of a detectable viral load, US research published in the online edition of AIDS suggests. Investigators analysed the results of 16 clinical... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Patients in Rural Areas More Likely to Miss Drug Doses If "Problem Drinkers," Study Says

HIV/AIDS patients living in rural areas are more likely to miss doses of their antiretroviral drug regimens if they are "problem drinkers," according to a study published in the August issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs , the Baton Rouge ... Read more »
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Posted by jab, 1 Reply
missed sustiva dose, should I take it now Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... 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 away. That was pretty bad.

No dreams just any waking moments were like... like... I have no idea... Read more »

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »