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Dr. John Michalski
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Sustiva (Overview)

Sustiva is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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How effective is Sustiva (efavirenz) for treating HIV?

How effective is Sustiva (efavirenz) for treating HIV?

Yes: Susteva is a stand alone medication and part of a 1 pill 3 drug combination medication called Atripla. It is effective (barring overt mutation) but not one of my favorite regimens. It may cause vivid dream/nightmares and elevated triglycerides. If not taken in Atripla, 2 other active agents must be used with it to be effective. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
16 doctors shared insights

Sustiva (Overview)

Sustiva is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) side effexts bad?

Many side effects: Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) has many side effects and some side effects like headache and neuropathy, anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, hepatic toxicity and lactic acidosis and loss of appetite and loss of weight to list a few can make you stop the cmbivir compond. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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How long does it take for the side effects of sustiva (efavirenz) to go?

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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How long does it take for the side effects of sustiva (efavirenz) to go?

Varies, <3 weeks: The side effects of sustiva (efavirenz) (dizziness, vivid dreams, morning grogginess, insomnia) can vary from person to person, but according to studies, it usually goes away within 3 weeks or so. However, everyone is different and I have some patients where it may persist longer. If you are having symptoms which may be related to sustiva (efavirenz), please talk to your primary care provider about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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I am on lexiva truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, could cause side effects?

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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I am on lexiva truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, could cause side effects?

Sometimes: The regimen of norvir, lexiva, and truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is usually well tolerated and does not cause side effects. However, everyone responds differently to medications. Sometimes this regimen may cause some gastrointestinal side effects (such as mild nausea or diarrhea) and cholesterol/triglyceride elevations related to the protease inhibitors. ...Read more

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Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Effects of the hepititus drug called heptovir (lamivudine)?

Usually well-tolerated.: Heptovir is the generic name for lamivudine, a hepatitis B drug. For the most part, it is usually well-tolerated. Anyone could have side effects from the medications, however. Contact your doctor immediately if you have severe muscle pain or cramping, a sign of an allergic reaction, or severe abdominal pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take side effects of sustiva (efavirenz) 2 go?

How long does it take side effects of sustiva (efavirenz) 2 go?

Varies, <3 weeks: The side effects of sustiva (efavirenz) (dizziness, vivid dreams, morning grogginess, insomnia) can vary from person to person, but according to studies, it usually goes away within 3 weeks or so. However, everyone is different and I have some patients where it may persist longer. If you are having symptoms which may be related to sustiva (efavirenz), please talk to your primary care provider about this. ...Read more

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Seroquel (quetiapine) side effects skin rash?

Seroquel (quetiapine) side effects skin rash?

Possible: Although not that common, seroquel/quetiapine can cause a rash and, in very rare cases, a severe rash called stevens-johnson that is an emergency. Regardless, let your provider know if you did develop a rash while taking seroquel/quetiapine. ...Read more

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Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Acyclovir (zovirax) side effects for shingles?

Almost none.: There is no significnat side effect(s) to talk about. It is safe so that at one time it's been considered to be categorized as otc medicine. ...Read more

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Topiramte drug for fibromilgia?

Topiramte drug for fibromilgia?

Reservedly: Topiramate is not approved for fibromyalgia (FM) so that benefit is questionable. Perhaps was provided for pain & depression, which is often attendant w. FM, due to restless non-restorative sleep; common w. FM patients, who oft have body pain when reclined on sleep surface. Rational solution is nocturnal pain relief, sleep induction, & mood elevation. Medicinal cannabis provides all three effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Any negative side effects taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Any negative side effects taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Side effects can include stomach upset, headaches, agitation, and rarely in high dose above 400mg. Daily, seizures. ...Read more

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How effective is Lexiva (fosamprenavir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Lexiva (fosamprenavir) for treating HIV?

For sensitive virus: If you are given medications to treat HIV, you must comply with the protocol without varying in the slightest. These protocols are established with a rigot as great as or greater than anything else in science. Do this, and you will almost certainly get a good result. Your strain of the virus may be resistance to some medicines. This will be determined for you. Please comply fully. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Efavirenz (Definition)

Efavirenz is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more