Sides Effects Of Efavirenz And Women
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI have had a few patients who seemed to have stomach/gut problems from efavirenz (Sustiva) though more often it was due to one of the accompanying drugs (most often the AZT in Combivir or less often the tenofovir in Truvada or Atripla). KH... Read more »
South Florida Center for Counseling and TherapyThe side effects of efavirenz are well-known, and can include nightmares, confusion, abnormal thinking, depression, and even thoughts of suicide. These usually diminish after six to eight weeks. Keep your physician informed and if these side... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineYou could be having an usual and persistent neurologic side effects from efavirenz -if no other explanation apparent after a good general medical evaluation then a switch to an alternative medication (such as another NNRTI--rilpivirine or... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineYou are describing what is likely persistent side effects from efavirenz (may be worth checking blood level of efavirenz). Perhaps 5-10% of patients have persistent efavirenz central nervous system problems even after the first 2-4 weeks. When that... Read more »
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Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 RepliesIf 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.
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Posted by AnonymousFor women who have been on antivirals continuously for a while (more than four to five years)and have not had any side effects or minimal ones,could you please share your experiences. What you are taking, what you experienced(if it resolved while on... Read more »
Posted by abirch, 1 ReplyI am an African American women who has been hiv+ for 10 years I have been taking medication for 8 years. Currently I am taking indinavir, combivir, and norvir. My skin is gradually getting darker, and my lips are constantly dry, swollen and... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 8 RepliesHi all! Im one of those who just tested postive. My cd4 is 320 and as per my doctor Im on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im... Read more »
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