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An Overview of Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)

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

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).

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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.

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Case Report Shows Gingko May Interact With Sustiva

In a Dutch case study of one individual living with HIV, gingko biloba appeared to interact with the HIV drug Sustiva (efavirenz), causing it to fail in this person. The data were reported in AIDS in June 2009. The 47-year-old man had been on stable ...

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Sustiva (Efavirenz)

The 200-mg capsules of Sustiva are gold-colored, reverse-printed with "SUSTIVA" on the body and imprinted with "200 mg" on the cap. Other dose formulations, including a single 600-mg capsule, are available.

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Personal Stories

Life After Sustiva: Depression, Anxiety Side Effects

I am so grateful to POZ magazine for a recent article published by its founder, Sean Strub, in the February/March 2004 issue. In his article, Sean outlines his three-month experience with Sustiva (efavirenz), which led him into a spiraling depressi...