Consumed with other ARTs (antiretroviral drugs) available, Sustiva has become one of the most trusted ART medicines accessible today. It has HIV treatment functions, providing added relief and assistance to thousands of individuals living with this virus. Sustiva is the brand name of Efavirenz and is also available under the names Efavir and Efcure.
How does Sustiva work?
Familiarized as a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), this HIV suppressant has the ability to block the viral activity inside the body. It depletes the replication process of HIV, thus, disallowing HIV from making any more copies of the same infection. It also improves the immune system to battle HIV and other possible infections.
Sustiva’s prescription dosage depends on these factors:
Existing health dilemmas (apart from HIV)
Other medicines that the patient is taking at the present day
Consume the medicine daily
The dose depends on the children’s weight
100 mg for children within 3.5 kgs to 5 kgs
How to take it?
Consuming this medicine is usually done before mealtime. It is done orally and with water. In taking the said medication, one must adhere to the instructions detailed on the prescription. The healthcare professional will provide these instructions to make sure that the patient will do just what is expected. However, if the patient forgets to consume one tablet for the day, he/she must not consume the missed dose the next day to avoid dual doses. Furthermore, always keep in mind that following the prescription is worth following. It not only helps keep the treatment on the right track but also gives individuals a chance to live longer.
Sustiva Side Effects
Some adverse reactions for Sustiva are normal. However, if these effects are constantly annoying you, better to call your healthcare specialist at once.
Mild Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
Numbness or tingling sensations
Severe dizziness or fainting
Ensure that you are keeping the medicine the way it should be kept. Store in a cool, dry, dark place. The medicine can be very fragile if stored in sunlight, as well as other conditions that can harm it. Keep away from children and pets.