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Sustiva Side Effects Efavirenz

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Efavirenz making my head spin

I am currently taking Truvada and Efavirenz. I take these pills and 10pm, and thereafter I shower and go to bed. On three occasions I have attempted to go out after taking my meds, by midnight my head starts spinning and I cant make sense of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your description of the head spinning sounds like an efavirenz (Sustiva) side effect. Delaying the efavirenz dose until you are safely home and ready for bed is a very reasonable way to manage the situation-I would Read more »

Side effects on Sustiva

Dear doctor, I started my HIV treatment a month ago and I am on Sustiva and Kivexa taking... Read more »

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AIDSinfo

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 known as EFV or Sustiva, is a type of medicine called a... 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 »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

...emtricitabine (Emtriva), and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF or Viread). Efavirenz is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Both emtricitabine and tenofovir DF are medicines called... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sustiva

...600 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.sustiva.com ; 1 (800) 321-1335 Potential side effects and toxicity: Because Sustiva penetrates so readily into the brain, up to 50% of patients experience some kind of... Read more »
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Experience with Provigal, Issentress or Prevista?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...reach the target level So far I notice that I am more energetic. The drug does make my heart beat faster, but I am told this side effect will go away. My Infectious disease specialist has prescribed Issentress and Prevista. Does anyone have... Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...(Sustiva) for a year. This was about two years ago. And I was one of the several-in-a-thousand who had serious mental side-effects from it. The main problem was horrific dreams that woke me at about 2am and in such a state of panic that it was... Read more »

1st Month With Atripla

Posted by wonderboy21, 3 Replies
...1st Month with atripla and everything is going just fine. i love my get well pill as my best friend puts it. I Have Had NO SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL.. i was looking forward to those crazy dreams everyone was talking about but nope not for me. so if... Read more »

Atripla Dreams

Posted by AtriplaUser, 1 Reply
...Hey, Anyone out there figured out a way to control these dreams that Sustiva in Atripla brings? Also I hear that African American's absorb the drug at a higher rate causing more issues. Anyone figured Read more »