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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

eh-FAH-vih-rehnz Brand Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): EFV Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Efavirenz can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include serious psychiatric problems and liver problems. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal psychiatric problems: ...
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itching due to efavirenz and truvada

I am in good health and taking truvada and efavirenz,hw can I stop the itching I am experiencing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Skin itching/pruritis in the setting of HIV infection treated with Atripla can have a wide range of causes include a drug reaction, eczema, folliculitis, contact dermatitis and many others so a thorough history and physicial is needed to determine... Read more »

Efavirenz pychotic side effects

My sister in zambia is on EFV,d4T and 3TC. She is taking ant TB drugs as well- intense phase. Her CD4 count is 33 and has only been on ARVs for 1 week. Before the ARVs she had 2 episodes of convulsions which led to Cryptococcal menigitis being...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally a patient can be treated through the early period of brain side effects from efavirenz. Otten some sort of sedative /sleep drug is offered to help out during the first several weeks when a patient is having significant problems. The... 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....
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. Both HIV doc and coagulation nurse need to be informed when those drugs... Read more »

A positive story about Atripla (specifically sustiva/efavirenz) rash

This isn't a question but a story. I wanted to share my experience of starting Atripla as I've seen a lot of people posting questions about the rash.I found out I had HIV 18 months ago and started Atripla 7 months ago. A week in I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for sharing your experience--treating through a severe rash due to an HIV medication such as efavirenz in the ATripla can be nerve-racking for the patient and caregivers since often will resolve but rarely the situation can worsen and even... Read more »
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Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).

However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.

Important discovery: Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »