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Sustiva On An Empty Stomach

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...I'm suppose to take sustiva on an empty stomach and typically I eat dinner anywhere between 730 and 8 and go to bed about 10 since I have to be up at 5am during the
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Your question is a common area of confusion. Food tends to increase efavirenz (Sustiva, part of Atripla) absorption; there's no decrease in effectiveness if taken after a meal, rather there's a small risk of having Read more »

Sustiva on an empty stomach

...Why is it advisable to take Sustiva on an empty stomach? Thanks for your help. Read more »

Sustiva On An Empty Stomach

I recently began Sustiva & Truvada. The Sustiva is recommended to be taken at bedtime, on an empty... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...transcriptase inhibitors, NNRTIs or non-nukes) Standard dose: One 600 mg tablet, once a day, typically at bedtime; on an empty stomach or with a light, low-fat snack. Also available in smaller 50 mg and 200 mg capsules. Dose can be split up.... Read more »

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...form and is taken by mouth. Efavirenz should not be taken with a high fat meal. It is recommended that efavirenz be taken on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime. Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dose of efavirenz for adults and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Dizzy, Dreamy, Depressed: Dealing With Sustiva Side Effects

...during or after the first few weeks of use. For others, the side effects persist. Most people taking Sustiva should take it on an empty stomach. Food can cause your body to absorb more Sustiva, making side effects more frequent or more serious. ... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Dropping Acid: Antacids and HIV Medications

...increases the absorption of Sustiva® and may therefore increase its side effects; therefore, it is recommended that a person take Sustiva on an empty stomach or with a low-fat meal. The second factor affecting the absorption of some medications... Read more »
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Sustiva kicking my a##

Posted by sunflower, 8 Replies
...pushed hard..yet) and I was feeling like I was going crazy - that maybe it was something else - Now I am convinced it is the Sustiva. I tried taking in morning and that was a disaster - way too loopy/fuzzzy for work. I was taking Paxil, and am... 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 Read more »

FYI: Sustiva in Atripla. . .

Posted by razzmaniac, 1 Reply
...Atripla may be convenient for just a one-a-day piill. . . but may not be worth the toxicity. Also, Atipla has to be taken on an empty stomach AND it also can give you weird dreams. Personally, i felt worn out being on it and am very glad to be... Read more »


Posted by tuffnftl, 4 Replies
i just started this pill any ideas or feedback or what to expect anyone please help thx kenny Read more »