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Side Effects Of Efavirenz

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Side effects Atripla vs. (Abacavir + Lamivudine + Efavirenz)?

Hello,I am an international student currently studying in the United States but that may eventually have to go back to South America. I was detected HIV last December, and I know the infection occurred last summer. I have been following my viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most patients would do OK if switching from Atripla to efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir (particularly if HLA B5701 negative). The major issue with starting efavirenz + lamivudine + abacavir Read more »

side effects on nevirapine and efavirenz

I would be grateful for advice on a medication change. I was diagnosed HIV positive in 1998 and... Read more »

Efavirenz Side Effects

...Dr. Henry,Can one of the side effects of efavirenz be stomach and bowel problems if you eat a... Read more »
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Genetics, Race/Ethnicity and Efavirenz Side Effects

...A study (ACTG 5097) was designed to determine whether higher levels of efavirenz in the blood are related to side effects of the central nervous system (CNS). CNS side effects, including vivid nightmares, difficulty sleeping and mood changes Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Efavirenz Long-Term Side Effects

...In a previous CATIE News story, we noted research on the anti-HIV drug efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) and its side effects, particularly those affecting the brain or CNS (central nervous system). These side effects commonly appear during the Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...not take Atripla. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, Atripla can cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects of efavirenz include abnormal thinking, confusion, depression, hallucinations, memory loss, paranoid... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...ef-FAH-ver-enz Brand Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): DMP-266, EFV, L 743726, Stocrin Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Efavirenz, also known as EFV or Sustiva, is a type of medicine called a... Read more »
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Experience with Provigal, Issentress or Prevista?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...reach the target level So far I notice that I am more energetic. The drug does make my heart beat faster, but I am told this side effect will go away. My Infectious disease specialist has prescribed Issentress and Prevista. Does anyone have... Read more »

Atripla Dreams

Posted by AtriplaUser, 1 Reply
Hey, Anyone out there figured out a way to control these dreams that Sustiva in Atripla brings? Also I hear that African American's absorb the drug at a higher rate causing more issues. Anyone figured out a way around this? Read more »

Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...doctors call it) but there is NOTHING on the leaflet about how the above elements in food and drink can increase the insomniac side-effect of Efavirenz by up to an extra 60% or so - thus CAUSING you to lie awake night after night and thinking... Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...Efavirenz (Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects from it. The main problem was horrific dreams that woke me at about 2am and in such a state of panic... Read more »