Generic Sustiva (Efavirenz)
Sustiva is an antiviral medication to treat immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or to prevent its development.
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Drug Status Rx. Approval History FDA approved Your child's dose needs may change if the child gains or loses weight. Efavirenz slows the progress of HIV infection. How to store efavirenz Important information about all medicines. US Full Prescribing Information. This way, the laboratory conducting the test will know to use Sustiva more sensitive test to prevent false-positive results. Pediatric Treatment. Do not take with Atripla combination efavirenz, emtricitabineand tenofovirunless your doctor tells you to. Recommended as a component of initial regimen in certain clinical situations as a component of Atripla, Symfi, or Symfi Lo, or in combination with Descovy or Truvada. If left untreated, the HIV infection weakens your immune system so that your body cannot defend itself against bacteria, viruses and other germs. It is in a category of HIV medicines called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. 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Common use

Sustiva is an antiviral medication to treat immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or to prevent its development in the individuals who had sexual contacts with HIV-infected patients, injections and cuts while work with HIV-infected material. It belongs to the class of reverse transcriptase inhibitors and blocks synthesis of a viral DNA.

Dosage and direction

The recommended dose for adults is 600 mg taken once daily. The daily dose for children with weight of 13-15 kg is 200 mg, for ones with 5-20 kg is 250 mg, for ones with 20-25 kg is 300 mg, for ones with 25?32,5 kg is 350 mg, for ones with 32,5?40 kg is 400 mg. Individuals with body weight over 40 kg should take 600 mg of Sustiva. First two weeks take the medication before your bedtime.


Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney failure, alcohol or drug addicted, encephalopathy, high cholesterol or triglycerides, liver disease (including hepatitis B or C), if you have ever taken delavirdine (Rescriptor) or nevirapine (Viramune) without any therapeutic result. Cautiousness should be exercised in children under 3 years of age, and children with body weight under 13 kg. Use reliable contraception while you are on Sustiva as this medication may cause serious harm to an unborn baby.


This medication cannot be used in the patients with hypersensitivity to it, breastfeeding and pregnant women.

Side effects

This medication may cause serious psychiatric symptoms which you should inform immediately to your doctor. These may include hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, severe depression, confusion, aggression, extreme fear, or unusual behavior.

Drug interaction

Sustiva decreases blood concentrations and effects of indinavir (Crixivan) and saquinavir (Invirase). Concomitant use with alcohol may increase influence of Sustiva on the central nervous system. Co-administration with Astemizol and tsizaprid increases risk of arrhythmia. Sustiva also decreases blood concentration of hormonal contraceptives and Indinavir. If Sustiva is used together with Ritonavir it leads to increase in side effects of the drug and hepatotoxicity. Concomitant use of Sustiva with Clarithromycin or Saquinavir should be avoided. Midazolam (Versed) and triazolam (Halcion) increase sedative effects of the drug. Phenobarbital decreases blood concentrations of Sustiva. Co-administration with rifabutin, rifampin is not recommended.

Do not take Sustiva with pimozide (Orap), cisapride (Propulsid), or ergot medicines such as ergotamine (Cafergot, Wigraine, Ergomar), dihydroergotamine, ergonovine (Ergotrate), or methylergonovine (Methergine).

Missed dose

If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or time for your next dose is in a short while. Do not take double doses of this medication or extra doses of it. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.


Symptoms may include muscle twitching. In case of overdose seek urgent medical attention.


Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children.


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Thyroid problems

Thyroid gland a gland of the organism located in the front part of the neck. The whole gland weights 25-30g. It works by producing 4 hormones amongst which the major are T4 Thyroxin and T3 Tri-iodothyronine. Also the gland produces Calcitonin a biologically active substance that regulates the Ca2+ metabolism in the body.

The thyroid gland, pituitary gland and hypothalamus work as one regulatory system. There are different types of thyroid gland dysfunctions for example:

  • Hypothyroidism A dysfunction which manifests in decreased production or inability to produce thyroid hormones. All the metabolism processes in the organism are slowed down. The causes of the disorder might be autoimmune thyroiditis, therapy with radioactive Iodine, hereditary disorders.
  • Hyperthyroid an excess in production of thyroid hormones. The disorder leads to an increase in the organisms metabolism speed. The causes of the disorder might be: benign tumors, when the gland is not controlled by the pituitary gland, autoimmune processes Graves's disease. The symptoms of the hyperfunction may lead to thyrotoxic crisis or thyroid storm a severe condition which affects the main organism functions and in turn may leading to coma and death.
  • Another dysfunction of the thyroid gland is goiter which is caused by iodine insufficiency, followed by an increase in size of the thyroid gland which may lead to hyper- or hypothyroidism.

If you feel that some of the following may be applied to youthen a possibility of the thyroid disorder exists:

  • Fatigue, especially in the morning and less in the evening
  • Changes in weight, especially around the abdomen
  • Depression and melancholy
  • Increased levels of cholesterol
  • Spasms and muscle contractions
  • Constipation
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Bad memory and other neurological

All of the above may signal a possible thyroid disorder. It would be safe to consult your doctor and measure the levels of the T4 and T3 hormones in the blood.