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Sustiva Prescribing Information

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

...change the effects of some birth control pills. A second method of birth control should be used while taking efavirenz. Clinical Trials Click here to search ClinicalTrials.gov for trials that use Efavirenz. Manufacturer Information Efavirenz Bristol - Myers Squibb Co PO Box 4500 Princeton, NJ 08543-4500 Phone: 800-321-1335 Sustiva Bristol - Myers Squibb Co PO Box 4500 Princeton, NJ 08543-4500 Phone: 800-321-1335
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Alternatives to Genotype Prescribed Truvada, Rayataz, and Norvir

My physician did a genotype on me for resistance to HAART meds, finding that Sustiva would not be tenable as part of my regimen. Instead my doctor put me on Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir. I am extremely reluctant to take any of them due to...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...(abacavir) are much less likley (if at all) to cause these fat changes. But since thay are all in the same family the package information has to list these effects for all of them and doesn't make the distinction above. The first choice of a... Read more »

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...depends on many factors. At a minimum, I would take your time with this decision, since you can't go back once you do share this information. Families are tricky, and you will have to make this decision for yourself, with your doctor's counsel.... Read more »

Sustiva and Truvada/Herbal therapy updates

I was prescribed Paxil for mild anxiety but turned to St. Johns Wort in the last few months because it works so much better for me with no side affects. I have just learned from reading about SJW that it could interact with my Sustiva and Truvada...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.I'd be very cautious about using St. John's wort and HIV medications, including efavirenz (Sustiva). This is because there is a theoretical (not well studied) interaction between the two that could reduce the levels (and... Read more »

Allegra & Omnicef: Any Interactions With Truvada & Sustiva?

The patient saw a primary care doctor for a referral to an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist to have his vocal cords examined for nodes or polyps (he is a singer). The primary care doctor examined the patient's nasal passages and prescribed Claritin for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...it's loaded onto my PDA.There are no known interactions between Allegra, Omnicef and the components of Truvada or efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin).Sulfa (Bactrim) allergies shouldn't affect one's risk of allergic reaction to the cephalosporin... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Updated Label Information for Sustiva (Efavirenz)

...INTERACTIONS Posaconazole: Avoid concomitant use unless the benefit outweighs the risks. Maraviroc: Refer to the full prescribing information for maraviroc for guidance on coadministration with efavirenz. USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...for each of the medicines separately. (See individual drug fact sheets for efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir DF for more information.) Children should not take Atripla. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, Atripla can... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Information About Sustiva (Efavirenz) and Pregnancy

...Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has issued a Dear Health Care Provider Letter highlighting important information about Sustiva and pregnancy. The contents of the letter are reproduced below. March 2005 Re: Important Change in SUSTIVA (efavirenz) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Indinavir (Crixivan)

...CD4 cell count, your viral load, any symptoms you are having, and your attitude about taking ART. Fact Sheet 404 has more information about guidelines for the use of ARVs. If you take indinavir with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to... Read more »
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Experience sought with med starting times...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Have you started meds early in infection or later after an OI, low CD4? Can you share experience? Trying to figure best time to begin and what are advantages and disadvantages of starter sooner or later? TY Read more »

A little worried

Posted by mml, 3 Replies
...hello i have a question, my cd4 is 227 and my vload is 17000. my doctor is putting me on Truvada and Sustiva I only weigh 120 one of the side effects is loss of appetite. and every thing i can find about both of these drugs has a list Read more »

Urine Drug Screening and SUSTIVA!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...another test that turns out to be positive, he should have no problems. We feel we have the responsibility of sharing this information with 'our' community - there must be a considerable number of people out there that might eventually find... Read more »

Urine Drug Screening and SUSTIVA!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...another test that turns out to be positive, he should have no problems. We feel we have the responsibility of sharing this information with 'our' community - there must be a considerable number of people out there that might eventually find... Read more »