SUSTIVA is a prescription medicine used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV-1 infection. In HIV combination therapy, SUSTIVA
can help lower
to undetectable* and has been shown to help improve
the body’s immune system by raising
(T-cell) counts. SUSTIVA may not have these effects in every patient. SUSTIVA does not cure HIV or AIDS and you may continue to experience illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic infections.
Do not take SUSTIVA if you are allergic to the active ingredient, efavirenz, or to any of the inactive ingredients. Your doctor and pharmacist have a list of the inactive ingredients.
(efavirenz) is a prescription medicine used with other antiretroviral medicines to help treat HIV-1 infection in adults and children 3 months or older and who weigh at least 3.5 kg (7 lbs 12 oz).
SUSTIVA does not cure HIV or AIDS and you may continue to experience illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic infections.
See your healthcare provider regularly while taking SUSTIVA.
What are the possible side effects of SUSTIVA (efavirenz)?
This is not a complete list of side effects. Tell your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you notice any side effects while taking SUSTIVA.
Who should not take SUSTIVA® (efavirenz) ?
Do not take SUSTIVA if you are allergic to efavirenz or any of the ingredients.
What should I avoid while taking SUSTIVA?
Before using SUSTIVA, tell your doctor if you:
What important information should I know about taking other medicines with SUSTIVA (efavirenz)?
SUSTIVA may change the effect of other medicines, including ones for HIV, and cause serious side effects. Your doctor may change your other medicines or change their doses.
MEDICINES YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE WITH SUSTIVA (efavirenz)
Please refer to the Patient Information for a list of medicines that may require a change in the dose of either SUSTIVA or the other medicine.
These are not all the medicines that may cause problems if you take SUSTIVA (efavirenz). Discuss with your healthcare provider all prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking or plan to take.
You should take SUSTIVA on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime, which may make some side effects less bothersome
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