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Sustiva

... Common Name: efavirenz Brand Name: Sustiva Class: non-nucleoside analogs (also called non-nucleoside reverse 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,
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Yay.it's Alabam gal again...begin clapping K? l.ol (SUSTIVA/ ATRIPLA SIDE EFFECTS, 2009)

Well finally after nearly 8 yrs of being HIV positive I'm starting on HIV meds tonight. I am scared sh*tless.I have read conflicting info from my doc....Atripla is the best to for me to start with. Ok....so I ask THE questions.side effects? She says...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral classes. It contains the "preferred" drugs (U.S. guidelines) from both classes: Truvada (Emtriva/Viread) and Sustiva. Atripla is the only dual-class, fixed-dose combination drug on the market so far. It is probably the most... Read more »

Sustiva and fatigue (SUSTIVA AND FATIGUE)

After five years of being POZ I started Sustiva 2/7/08 (no previous combo or resistance issues present). CD4 was 246 and VL 255,000. I had my first blood work done about 4/5 weeks after starting and my CD4 went to 290 and VL dropped to 155. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sustiva side effects are legendary and extremely common. In general they do decrease in severity over six to eight weeks. If you're still Read more »

Question about fatique and Sustiva

Dr Bob,I was wondering if you would give me some advice with some of my concerns about Sustiva? (hope this isn't too long)I've been on this medication for seven months. In that time I've gone:From CD4=336/19% VL=1,080,000To CD4=886/33.6%...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...variety of psychological conditions, ranging from depression to anxiety, which can be associated with symptoms like these. As for Sustiva, one possible way it could be related would be its tendency to cause vivid dreams and disrupt sleep. If you... Read more »

gynecomastia and sustiva

Long story short, 44 year old male,great shape and great health.Have had lipodystrohy and partially fixed with New-fill. This is a related problem in the lines of buffalo hump,and related wierdness cause of hiv meds. Long term on Sustiva and its...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...agent to take the place of the offending drug. So in your case, could Viramune or Intelence or Isentress be substituted for Sustiva? Your doctor should have an opinion on this. If prudence dictates that the medication causing a side effect must... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...dosage is 50 mg/day. There are drug interactions that have been observed including with anti-HIV drugs, specifically efavirenz (Sustiva), nelfinavir (Viracept) and nevirapine (Viramune). The recommendation is to increase the daily dose to 70 mg... Read more »
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Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

...accepted at any pharmacy which accepts MasterCard, and most mail-order pharmacies as well. Bristol-Myers Squibb: Reyataz and Sustiva Co-Pay Benefit Program -- Covers Reyataz and Sustiva; any amount up to $200 per month for each drug. If health... Read more »
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Trizivir

...randomized trial found that Trizivir was not as virologically active as another three-drug combination containing Combivir and Sustiva. In addition, it has all of the safety concerns associated with the use of AZT and Ziagen which are detailed in... 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 »

SUSTIVA and mental issues

Posted by LivingExample
...Just wondering if anyone else was taking Sustiva/Epzicom or Sustiva and something else and experienced extreme social anxiety issues as well as depression and fatigue. The first Read more »

FYI: Sustiva in Atripla. . .

Posted by razzmaniac, 1 Reply
...certain meds as I have been taking meds for over 10 years. Atripla is very potent in fighting HIV virus HOWEVER. . .it contains Sustiva which in quite a few recent studies in Europe, Canada and now the US, Sustivas massive accumulation in the fat... Read more »

Sustiva + Truvada combination

Posted by richwales, 6 Replies
...Im a 26 y/o male living in UK whos been on sustiva and truvada for 4 months now my Cd4 and viral load are doing great (gone from 14% 245 to 19% 472, and 18,200 to undectable) Read more »