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What Does Efavirenz Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Efavirenz (Sustiva)

...are taking. These interactions can change the amount of each drug in your bloodstream and cause an under- or overdose. New interactions are being identified all the time. Drugs to watch out for include other ARVs, drugs to treat tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ), for erectile dysfunction (such as Viagra), for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics), or angina and for migraine headaches. Interactions are also possible with several antihistamines...
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Severe skin rush and joint pains with Atripla

Hi Dr.Thank you for the great job you do in this site.I started my first ARV treatment 2 weeks ago with Atripla. 3 days ago I broke into a body rash, face, back, arms hands feet legs etc. It does not itch, but look very red. The most worriang thing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Skin rash is actually fairly common with Atripla (most often due to the efavirenz) and usually can be treated through. Your left arm pain/movement difficulty is much more unusual and may warrant further evaluation for any nerve impingement Read more »

Skin Rash

Hi there I have been on Truvada and Efavirenz for exactly 10 days and this morning I woke up with a rash all over my body, even in my mouth feels as though it might even be in my mouth as well. I have been advised to stop taking ARV medication and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Often an efavirenz rash can be treated through with symptom management and careful monitoring. If rash is very severe with eye/mouth/breathing involvement then stopping Read more »

Warfarin and Efavirenz

My dh, late 40's, is scheduled for hip surgery next week. He was dxed 2.5 years ago and started Atripla and became undetecatable within a few months. He had pre-surgical testing and education and a medical clearance visit with a cardiologist. We...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is variable interaction between efavirenz and warfarin so more careful attention to coagulation status and HIV levels is recommended when those drugs are used together. Read more »

switching nevirapine with efavirenz after 2 weeks from PEP

i have been treated with PEP after 12 hours of possible exposure. i was having sex with a girl and the condom broke. i was been treated with combivir+nevirapine and after 2 weeks i changed nevirapine to efavirenz because of the rash caused by the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...would not have negatively impacted the effectiveness of the PEP regimen). Fifth, please see the doctor who placed you on PEP treatment. He or should monitor you for HIV infection and test you for HIV.Good luck, Joe Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Shows Efavirenz Promising in Treating Pediatric HIV Infection

...can have potent antiviral effects in children," comments Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID director. "It offers another choice for treating HIV-infected children who currently have fewer treatment options than adults." At present, 12 drugs are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quality of Life, Emotional Status, and Adherence of HIV-1-Infected Patients Treated With Efavirenz Versus Protease Inhibitor-Containing Regimens

...and adherence of HIV-1-infected patients in a prospective, randomized, study of 100 HIV-1-infected patients for whom initial treatment with a protease inhibitor-containing regimen failed. Patients were randomized to start treatment with two... Read more »
The Body PRO

Efavirenz (EFV) in Combination with Stavudine (D4T) and Didanosine (DDI) or Lamivudine (3TC) Is Well-Tolerated and Efficacious in the Majority of Patients Treated

...copies. Overall, 90% were below 50 copies at week 48 using an "on treatment" analysis, and 80% were below 50 copies using an "intent to treat" analysis. In the subset of people who had a viral load over 100,000 when starting the study, the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Efavirenz Pregnancy Warning

...Merck. A study conducted by the company has found that severe birth defects occurred in 3 of 13 monkeys (23%) born to efavirenz-treated mothers. The doses used in the monkeys were equivalent to those being studied in humans. The infant monkeys... Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute Read more »

Ridiculous night-time brain-acitivity

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...I was on Efavirenz (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 Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 34 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »