Brand Name: Sustiva Other Name(s): EFV Drug Class: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Most HIV drugs have little or no impact on the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives, with the possible exception of Sustiva (efavirenz).
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
"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 ...
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.
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).