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Sustiva Rash

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Sustiva rash

I am on Day 8 of sustiva and i am having a rash all over my body. How do i tell whether the rash is mild, moderate or serious?I am worried sick. I can't go out now and i am running out of leave. How long will the rash last? I can't work like this.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I would inform your HIV provider about your rash watching for involvement of eyes, mouth or other mucosal surfaces. Generally efavirenz related rashes can be treated through Read more »

Antihistamine for treatment of Sustiva Rash

...Hi. I have had sustiva rash all over my body. This is day 5 of the rashes and Read more »

sustiva rash

about two weeks i got a bad rash from sustiva yet my doctor still wants me to be on it my... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...taking it in the daytime. Some people in recovery from substance use will experience flashbacks. Other side effects may include rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and increased liver enzymes. These symptoms occur early and generally resolve... Read more »
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FAQs About Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...last CD4 count was 345. I've been offered to start treatment with either Videx (didanosine, ddI), Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC) and Sustiva; or Combivir (AZT/3TC) and Sustiva. Which combination is better? I just started taking Sustiva and Truvada... Read more »
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Switch to Viramune Safe for Some Who Can't Tolerate Sustiva

...a regimen with Viramune due to a higher risk of catastrophic liver damage. Like Sustiva, Viramune has been shown to cause a rash in some people. Unlike Sustiva, it has not been shown to change levels of blood fats. While Sustiva is widely used... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...of the HIV drugs, especially the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) such as Viramune (nevirapine) and Sustiva (efavirenz). Rashes are more common and more severe in women. It's important to monitor your skin for changes in... Read more »
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Widespread Atripla/truvada+sustiva Rash

Posted by younguk, 1 Reply
...I am taking Truvada and Sustiva and have been for 2 weeks. 8 days in I developed a rash which has become progressively worse. It covers most of the surface area of my inner thighs and upper back and is also present Read more »

Sustiva Rash ??

Posted by SunshineSR, 2 Replies
...Hello Everyone, Just had a question I was hoping someone could help me with, I recently started on meds, Sustiva and Truvada. Although I have been on them only a little over a week, I was happy to realize I have only experienced minor side Read more »

Need help about meds.

Posted by MACKD413, 4 Replies
...I have been on sustiva/truvada for two days now, any suggestions on how I can overcome the dizziness? Read more »

Second Labs

Posted by Leonardo, 6 Replies
...together after being diagnosed poz. I spent hours here reading articles and chatting. After beginning treatment, I developed a Sustiva rash, I dropped the Atripla and began Truvada, Raetaz, and Norvir. Once I was on meds and had adjusted to the... Read more »