Sustiva

 
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Without a Prescription

Sustiva belongs to a family of drugs called antiretrovirals.
Sustiva does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people.
Sustiva is prescribed for use in combination treatment of HIV infection (AIDS).
Sustiva is prescribed for the treatment of HIV infection.
More specifically, Sustiva is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) antiretroviral.
Sustiva is prescribed in the treatment of patients who are suffering from HIV.

Overdose

Overdosage with Sustiva is known to generally trigger symptoms such as:
- Suicidal thoughts;
- Severe behavior and / or mood;
- Lack of coordination and / or balance;
- Confusion;

Side Effects

The most common side effects are:
- Vomiting;
- Rash;
- Nausea;
- Insomnia;
- Headaches;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Confusion;

Other side effects include:
- Abnormal heartbeats;
- Increased cholesterol levels;
- Muscle pain (myalgia);
- Vomiting;
- Trouble concentrating;
- Thoughts of suicide;
- Sleep problems;
- Severe rash;
- Paranoid thinking;
- Pain in the abdomen;
- Nausea;
- Nausea;
- Mild rash;
- Memory loss;
- Loss of appetite;
- Indigestion;
- Headache;
- Hallucinations;
- Fatigue;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Depression;
- Confusion;
- Anxiety;
- Abnormal thinking;
- Abnormal liver tests;
- Abnormal dreams;

If you develop any of these severe and dangerous side effects during your treatment with Sustiva you should alert your personal health care specialist as soon as possible:
- Body aches;
- Chills;
- Clay-colored stools;
- Dark urine;
- Fever;
- Flu like symptoms;
- Headache with peeling;
- Jaundice (yellow eyes or skin);
- Loss of appetite;
- Nausea;
- Severe blistering;
- Skin rash;
- Sore throat;
- Stomach pain;

Intake of Sustiva could also trigger some other less severe, but far more common side effects that are known to usually include:
- Blurred vision;
- Changes in the location and / or shape of body fat;
- Constipation;
- Cough;
- Diarrhea;
- Dizziness;
- Headache;
- Joint or muscle pain;
- Mild vomiting;
- Nausea;
- Sleep problems (insomnia);
- Stomach pain;
- Tired feeling;
- Trouble concentrating;
- Unusual dreams;

Drug Interactions

During your intake of Sustiva you should avoid taking in any other products without your personal physician's approval, especially:
- A blood thinner;
- A cholesterol medicine;
- Antibiotics;
- Blood pressure or heart drugs;
- Other HIV drugs;
- Seizure drugs;
- Sildenafil (Viagra);
- St John's wort;

The following drugs are not to be taken with Sustiva:
- Some antifungal drugs;
- GI motility drugs;
- Ergot derivatives;
- Benzodiazepines;
- Anti-migraine drugs;
- Antihistamines;

Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias:
- Terfenadine;
- Cisapride;
- Astemizole;

The NNRT inhibitor increases the effect and toxicity of the statin:
- Simvastatin;
- Lovastatin;
- Atorvastatin;

The antiretroviral agent may increase the ergot derivative toxicity:
- Methysergide;
- Methylergonovine;
- Ergotamine;
- Dihydroergotoxine;
- Dihydroergotamine;

The antiviral agent increases the effect and toxicity of benzodiazepine:
- Triazolam;
- Midazolam;
- Alprazolam;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Sustiva may also be known as:
- Sustiva;
- Stocrin;

Form.

Capsules: 50 milligrams,
Capsules: 100 milligrams,
Capsules: 200 milligrams,
Capsules: 600 milligrams.

Dosage.

The recommended dose for adults 600 milligrams daily. Sustiva must be administered in combination with other anti-HIV drugs because the HIV virus quickly becomes resistant to treatment when Sustiva is used alone.

Sustiva may be administered without regard to meals, but a high fat meal increases the absorption of Sustiva. Therefore, Sustiva should not be ingested with a high fat meal.
Without Prescription (2017)