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Sustiva Drug Information
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Sustiva 50mg is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life. Efavirenz belongs to a class of drugs known as non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Efavirenz is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during sexual activity as directed by your doctor. Do not share personal items (such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
How to Use Sustiva
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking efavirenz and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take Sustiva 50mg by mouth on an empty stomach, without food, usually once daily at bedtime or as directed by your doctor. Taking efavirenz with food increases the blood level of Sustiva 50mg, which may increase your risk of certain side effects. See Side Effects section. Swallow Sustiva 50mg whole with water. If you have difficulty swallowing the capsule, it may be opened and the contents mixed gently in a small amount (1 to 2 teaspoons) of soft food such as applesauce, grape jelly, or yogurt. After taking the mixed medication, add 2 more teaspoons of food to the empty mixing container. Swallow the remaining mixture to make sure that you get the entire dose. Swallow within 30 minutes of mixing. Do not eat any food for 2 hours after taking Sustiva 50mg. For babies who cannot eat solid foods, the contents may be mixed in 2 teaspoons of infant formula and drawn up into an oral syringe to be given to the baby. (See Patient Information Leaflet.) The Dosage of Sustiva 50mg is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). In children, the Dosage of Sustiva 50mg is also based on weight. It is very important to continue taking Sustiva 50mg (and other HIV medications) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses. Do not increase your dose, take Sustiva 50mg more often than prescribed, or stop taking it (or other HIV medicines) even for a short time unless directed to do so by your doctor. Skipping or changing your dose without approval from your doctor may cause the amount of virus to increase, make the infection more difficult to treat (resistant), or worsen side effects. For the best effect, take Sustiva 50mg at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take Sustiva 50mg at the same time every day.
Before taking efavirenz, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Sustiva 50mg may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Sustiva 50mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,mental/mood conditions (such as depression, thoughts of suicide, psychosis), liver problems (such as hepatitis B or C, cirrhosis), drug/substance/alcohol abuse, seizures, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels. Efavirenz may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using efavirenz,certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death). Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics "water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using efavirenz safely. Sustiva 50mg may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause trouble concentrating. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can worsen these effects. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). A rash may be more common and serious in children taking efavirenz. Report any rash right away. The doctor may prescribe an antihistamine for your child to take before efavirenz is started. Consult the doctor for more information. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Sustiva 50mg, especially QT prolongation (see above). During pregnancy, Sustiva 50mg should be used only when clearly needed. Treatment can lower the risk of passing HIV infection to your baby, and efavirenz may be part of that treatment. Women of childbearing age should ask about reliable forms of birth control while using Sustiva 50mg and for 12 weeks after stopping treatment. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of Sustiva 50mg. Sustiva 50mg passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breast-feed.
If you miss a dose of Sustiva 50mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.a certain combination product used to treat chronic hepatitis C (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/dasabuvir), orlistat. Do not take Sustiva 50mg with other products that contain efavirenz unless specifically directed by your doctor. Other medications can affect the removal of efavirenz from your body, which may affect how efavirenz works. Examples include some drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin), among others. Efavirenz can speed up the removal of many other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include atovaquone/proguanil, azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), bedaquiline, cobicistat, elbasvir/grazoprevir, macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin), methadone, rifabutin, sertraline, some cholesterol-lowering statins (such as atorvastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin), warfarin, among others. Some other drugs to treat HIV infection (such as elvitegravir, other NNRTIs including etravirine/nevirapine/rilpivirine) may also interact with efavirenz. If you are taking atazanavir with Sustiva 50mg, you may need to also take another medication (ritonavir). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Sustiva 50mg may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about additional or alternative reliable forms of birth control, and use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during sexual activity to decrease the risk of spreading HIV to others. Tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your hormonal birth control is not working well. (See also Precautions section.) Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and opioid pain relievers (such as codeine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Sustiva 50mg may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urine cannabinoid tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Sustiva 50mg.
Sustiva Side Effects
What are Sustiva side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Sustiva may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Sustiva as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Sustiva
The side effects of Sustiva may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Sustiva. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Sustiva may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Sustiva, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Sustiva.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Sustiva, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Sustiva and the side effects associated with Sustiva are described in the following:
Common Sustiva Side Effects
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- lipodystrophy associated with HIV
- dream disorder
- concentration difficulty
- headache disorder
Less Frequent Sustiva Side Effects
- prolonged QT interval
- symptoms of anxiety
- acute abdominal pain
Rare or Very Rare Sustiva Side Effects
- acute confusion
- delusional disorder
- drug-induced psychosis
- suicidal ideation
- dermal necrosis
- behavioral disorders
- peripheral neuropathy
- exfoliative dermatitis
- visual changes
- manic disorder
- acute hepatic failure
- acute pancreatitis
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- erythema multiforme
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- abnormal desquamation
- skin ulcer
- blistering skin
- seizure disorder
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- Graves' disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- paranoid disorder
- memory impairment
- malabsorption states
- aggressive behavior
- general weakness
- mood changes
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Sustiva 50mg when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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