Efavir 600 mg
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Efavir 600 mg is a prescription medicine containing Efavirenz (active ingredient), which is approved by the US food and drug administration for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children three months of age and older. Your doctor may prescribe it in combination with other HIV medicines. The active substance Efavirenz belongs to a group of HIV drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). The class of HIV drugs blocks an HIV enzyme called reverse transcriptase. By blocking the activity of this HIV enzyme, Efavir prevents HIV from spreading and reduces the amount of HIV in the body. The medicine can’t cure HIV/AIDS but taking it in a combination of other HIV medicines following an HIV treatment regimen every day helps HIV patients to live longer and healthier lives. Avoid skipping the doses or stop the treatment unless your doctor tells you to.
Take Efavir 600 mg tablet according to your doctor’s instructions. Your doctor may ask you to take the pill on an empty stomach, during bedtime. Do not take medicine with food. Speak to your doctor if your child has trouble swallowing the tablet. Always take Efavirenz tablet with other HIV medicines. If you take too much Efavir, contact your doctor straight away. Talk to your doctor if you have any doubts regarding the usage of this HIV drug.
Before taking Efavir, tell your doctor if you are allergic to efavirenz or any other medicines, if you have a heart condition, or have a history of heart problems. Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Discuss with your doctor about possible risks while taking this HIV medicine. If you are breastfeeding, do not breastfeed if you are following an HIV treatment regimen. Inform your doctor if you are using hormone-based birth control pills as these may not be effective during treatment with Efavir 600 mg tablet. Contact your doctor, he/she will help your advice on how to adjust your birth control pills, and while receiving your HIV medication. Efavirenz can affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect the mode of action of Efavirenz. Taking this HIV medicine with certain other medicines, including vitamins and nutritional supplements, may cause serious side effects. Inform your doctor, especially if you are receiving atripla or grazoprevir.
Efavir can contribute to side effects. The common side effects of this HIV medicine include nausea or dizziness. These side effects are manageable and do not require medical attention. Some side effects can be severe, and these may consist of severe rash, liver problems, and serious mental health problems. Other side effects associated with the use of Efavirenz are nervous system symptoms (trouble sleeping, dizziness, or difficulty concentrating), seizures, changes in the body fat, and changes in your immune system. Tell your doctor straight away if you have side effects that bother you, or that stay for a longer duration.