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Rifampin And Sustiva

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Sustiva and rifampin, hep B too

(sorry about my bad english)I have to begin the treatment, I have TBC (rifampicina, pirazynamida, etambutol and isoniazina), <- about today:45 days doing good, now I have to begin with: Efavirenz (sustiva) and 3tc Complex (AZT + lamivudina), do...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, there is an interaction between rifampin and Sustiva that should be considered when they are prescribed together. Rifampin will lower the blood levels of Sustiva by about 25% and... Read more »

HIV Meds or Rifampin

Last year I was hospitalized five times with MRSA infection. I had abscesses with cellulitis each... Read more »

Atripla with doxycycline, tetracycline, rifampin or streptomycine.

Some years ago, before I got infected, I had Brucellosis, because I work with animals in Mexico,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Efavirenz Dose Increase to 800 mg QD With Rifampin in Patients >50 kg

On 6 January the FDA approved revisions to the efavirenz (Sustiva) package insert to include dosing with efavirenz and rifampin. The Dosage and Administration and Drug Interaction sections of the package insert were updated to include the following:... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adding HIV Protease Inhibitors to Rifampin Leads to Adverse Effects

Mixing the TB antibiotic rifampin with a protease inhibitor combination, ritonavir-boosted atazanavir, could cause hepatotoxicity and gastrointestinal intolerance in TB-HIV co-infected patients, a recent study found. The adverse events occurred when... Read more »

An Overview of Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)

rif-AM-pin Brand Name: Rifampin Other Names: RIF, Rifadin, Rimactane Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs--&gt; What is rifampin? Rifampin is an antibacterial prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Update to Sustiva Package Insert

The Sustiva (efavirenz) package insert has been updated to include drug-drug interaction information regarding coadministration of efavirenz with rifampin, diltiazem, itraconazole, voriconazole, atorvastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin, pimozide and... Read more »
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sustiva dreams

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
would anyone like to share the wild dreams they have had on sustiva ? Read more »

sustiva highs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hi all! i have bben on sustiva, emtriva,and tenofovire for 5 months. i take them in the evening, and a half hour after i take them i get realy hot ! ( hot flashes), then its like i am on acid and drunk all at the same time! i goto bed as soon as... Read more »

SUSTIVA and mental issues

Posted by LivingExample
Just wondering if anyone else was taking Sustiva/Epzicom or Sustiva and something else and experienced extreme social anxiety issues as well as depression and fatigue. The first year I seemed fine, but I eventually didn't want to talk to anyone or... Read more »

sustiva highs

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i have been on sustiva for 5 months, and was wondering if the high feeling ever goes away? i take it befor bed and get hot flashes a half an hour after i take it pleeeees reply! Read more »