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Bristol Myers Squibb Sustiva

  • 200mg
  • Availability: In Stock

Bristol Myers Squibb Sustiva
  • 600mg
  • Availability: In Stock

Description

  • Sustiva, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors controls HIV infection
  • This medicine decreases the amount of HIV in the body to work immune system better
  • Efavirenz lowers chances of HIV complications such as new infections, cancer and improves quality of life
  • This medicine does not a cure for HIV infection but decreases the risk of spreading HIV disease to others
  • Efavirenz is an active ingredient used in similar drugs like, Sustiva
  • Dosages are available in Sustiva 50 mg, Sustiva 200 mg and Sustiva 600 mg
  • Medicine is packed as 30 tablets per blister

Directions for Use
Sustiva
should be taken once a day on an empty stomach without food before bedtime, as directed by the doctor

Do's and Don'ts                                                      

  • Regularly consume all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor
  • Perform medical tests such as liver tests, viral load, T-cell counts, cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Always use an effective barrier method i.e. latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams during all sexual activity
  • Do not share personal items such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors
  • Avoid alcohol and street drugs while consuming efavirenz
  • Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness
  • Tablets should be swallowed as whole

Side Effects

Common side effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Unusual dreams
  • Trouble concentrating may occur
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting or diarrhea

 Serious side effects:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Severe tiredness
  • Muscle aches/weakness that doesn't go away
  • Constant severe headaches
  • Joint pain, numbness/tingling of the hands/feet/arms/legs
  • Vision changes
  • Signs of infection such as fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, trouble breathing, cough, non-healing skin sores
  • Signs of an overactive thyroid such as irritability, nervousness, heat intolerance, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, bulging eyes,  goiter,
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome such as trouble breathing/swallowing/moving your eyes, drooping face, paralysis, trouble speaking

Rare side effects:

  • Serious psychiatric symptoms may occur
  • Mental/mood changes such as depression, rare thoughts of suicide, nervousness, angry behavior, hallucinations
  • Liver problems such as persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, severe tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine
  • Changes in body fat may occur such as increased fat in the upper back and stomach areas, decreased fat in the arms and legs

Precautions

  • Seek medical help in case of observed serious allergic reaction like rash, itching/swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing
  • Contact the doctor in case of fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting
  • Overdose may cause severe drowsiness, fainting
  • Missed dose can be taken as soon as remembered
  • Pregnant women should consume Efavirenz only when clearly needed, may harm an unborn baby
  • Breastfeeding women should avoid consumption of Efavirenz

Storage

  • Put Sustiva carefully after every use
  • Store Sustiva on high shelves in cabinets out of sight and reach of children
  • Protect Efavirenz from excess heat or humidity and direct sunlight

Disposal

  • Mix medicines with bad-tasting substance such as kitty litter and throw it in sealed containe
  • Before disposal remove the prescription from its original container

 

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