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What If I Miss A Dose Of Efavirenz

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I miss my dose of Duovir and Efavirenz

I am taking usually the Duovir and Efavirenz twice a day and last night, I missed my dose and remember in the morning when my next dose is due (only duovir). What should I do? Should I take the efavirenz in the morning or just skip that missed dose?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Missing a single dose of Duovir (AZT/3TC or Combivir in US) while taking efavirenz usually wont result in any problem such as quick development of drug resistance. Though you could take the dose of Duovir the next morning (thus two doses of Duovir... Read more »

missed daily dose

I missed my daily dosage of lamivudine 300 mg efavirenz 600 mg tenofovir 300mg taken at once at... Read more »

missed dose

my husband is on efavirenz, lamivudine,and zidovudine. He missed his night regime last night and... Read more »

Is Lower-Dose Efavirenz Truly Wise for Resource-Poor Settings?

A daily dose of 400 mg of efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) has been found non-inferior to the standard 600-mg dose in treatment-naive, HIV-infected individuals. The investigators from the ENCORE1 study reported the final, 48-week results from this... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

One Year on Therapy and Counting ... Doses Taken: 1,460; Doses Missed: 0

I am what is referred to as a highly motivated and compliant patient. I am highly motivated to stay alive and healthy, and I know that the way to maintain my health is to comply, conscientiously and consistently, with the multidrug regimen my doctor... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Efavirenz at 400 mg Compared to Standard 600 mg Dose Has Similar efficacy With Fewer Side effects

Results from the ENCORE1 study comparing efavirenz at a reduced compared to standard dose in treatment naive patients, were presented as an oral later breaker by Rebekah Puls from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. 1 This was a... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Efavirenz Dose Increase to 800 mg QD With Rifampin in Patients >50 kg

On 6 January the FDA approved revisions to the efavirenz (Sustiva) package insert to include dosing with efavirenz and rifampin. The Dosage and Administration and Drug Interaction sections of the package insert were updated to include the following:... Read more »
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Posted by jab, 1 Reply
missed sustiva dose, should I take it now Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »

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 »