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Sides Effects Of Efavirenz And Women

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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...immune reconstitution syndrome are also possible in patients undergoing therapy with efavirenz. Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these side effects. Fetal harm can occur when efavirenz is given to a pregnant woman, especially during the first trimester. Women should avoid pregnancy while taking efavirenz and for 12 weeks after stopping therapy. Women should also be instructed not to breast-feed if HIV-infected and...
Ask the Experts

Sustiva side effects

Dr. Horwath,What do you make of the 5097 study presented at the IAS conference. I read the report on this website ( and it seems that the mental health side effects of Sustiva are not so bad and don't...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...other studies indicate that people with substance use and/or past psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for the CNS side effects of efavirenz. It sounds like the 5095 study population has a fairly low proportion of substance abusers, which may... Read more »


what are the side effects
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Taken from the AIDS info net website:What Are the Side Effects?When you start any ART, you may have temporary side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure, or just feeling ill. These Read more »

Sustiva or Viramune

I see you have been on just about every HIV drug company's speaker bureau. As an HIV patient and research chemist, I would like to know what data you can point me to that suggest Sustiva is better than Viramune. I am actively involved in keeping...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Better at what? For some people, one is a better choice than the other. For you, leery of the central nervous system side effects of efavirenz, nevirapine may be a better option - provided your CD4 cell count is not above 400 if you are a man... Read more »

side effects

what are the side effects of atripla
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The Body website has a good section discussing the side effects of each of the antiretroviral medications and many links. is one good source for drug information. Their Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...fact that women have higher levels of certain HIV drugs in their bloodstreams, even though they take the same doses as men. A woman's smaller body size, metabolism, or hormones may cause the higher levels. For example, with the protease inhibitor... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Efavirenz (Sustiva)

... What Is Efavirenz? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Efavirenz? Efavirenz is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

... What Is Atripla? Who Should Take Atripla? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Atripla Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Atripla React With Other Drugs? What Is Atripla? Atripla is a tablet that contains three... Read more »
The Well Project


...linked to weight differences. Standard doses of drugs are usually based upon research done predominantly in men. This means a woman, who will generally weigh less than a man, may get a higher amount of the drug in her body than is needed to be... Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply 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 that you... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Night terrors/nightmares

Posted by Lovinlife, 5 Replies
...some of the posts people talk about having bad nightmares or hallucinations as a result of meds. I didn't know that was a side effect. I've had really horrible night terrors since taking AZT 10 years ago. Recently I was in a study and took... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...patient with symptoms suggestive of HIV infection could actually be an HIV-negative young adult manifesting for the first time the effects of a primary immunodeficiency disease involving B-cell and/or T-cell dysfunction. (Immunoglobulin A... Read more »