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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin) Img

An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

Brand Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): EFV Drug Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

By AIDSinfo
Among Anti-HIV Drugs, Only Sustiva Has Possible Impact on Contraceptives Img
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Among Anti-HIV Drugs, Only Sustiva Has Possible Impact on Contraceptives

Most HIV drugs have little or no impact on the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives, with the possible exception of Sustiva (efavirenz).

By Mark Mascolini
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Personal Stories

Efavirenz Side Effects Include Suicide Risk; It Could Have Been Me

Reports on higher rates of suicide or self-harm in people with HIV on efavirenz -- particularly among those diagnosed with mental health conditions -- don't surprise Matt Ebert, who says he lived through it, but barely.

By Matt Ebert
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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 (ART). It i...

By AIDS InfoNet
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Sustiva and Suicide: Don't Be Scared, but Be Aware

Mental health really matters in HIV. We got a hugely important reminder of that this month in the form of new research regarding suicide and Sustiva (also known as Stocrin or efavirenz; part of the fixed-dose combination pill Atripla).

The research ...

By Myles Helfand
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Sustiva

Brand name: Sustiva

Generic name: efavirenz, or EFV

Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-nucleoside, NNRTI, or non-nuke)

Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, www.sustiva.com, (800) 321-1335

AWP: $729.99/month for 600 mg table...

By Positively Aware
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Dizzy, Dreamy, Depressed: Dealing With Sustiva Side Effects

"Two steps forward, one step back" seems to characterize most advances in HIV treatment. More often than not, that has meant that, along with the lower viral load and higher CD4 T-cells count, a new antiretroviral drug brings unpleasant -- sometimes ...

By Steve McGuire for Positively Aware
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Personal Stories

Sustiva -- Personal Experiences

There has been much said about the new NNRTI (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor). Some of the press has been good, such as its once-daily dosing and the fact that there are no food restrictions as with many of the protease inhibitors.

T...

By Gerry Hoyt for AIDS Survival Project
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Taking Sustiva? Things You Should Know

Take three 200 mg capsules together once-a-day.

Take SUSTIVA at approximately the same time every day. (You should take SUSTIVA at bedtime for the first few weeks or if you have side effects such as dizziness or trouble concentrating).

SUSTIVA mu...

By Women Alive
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What Price Efavirenz?

DuPont Pharmaceutical's new drug efavirenz (Sustiva) has enjoyed a favored position among treatment activists, offering both high levels of antiviral activity and a simplified dosing regimen. The company has worked to build a harmonious relationship ...

By Linda Grinberg for Gay Men's Health Crisis