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Efavirenz

Efavirenz is a prescription drug that is used for treating HIV and AIDS. Although it is not a cure, the medicine can help prevent the virus from spreading to uninfected cells in the body. The product comes in the form of a tablet or a capsule; it should be taken with other HIV medications as part of an HIV "cocktail." Possible side effects include nausea, pain, and dizziness.

What Is Efavirenz?

Efavirenz (Sustiva®) is a prescription medicine used as a treatment for HIV and AIDS. It is approved for use only in combination with other HIV medications.
 
(Click What Is Efavirenz Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with efavirenz. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of efavirenz include but are not limited to:
 
(Click Side Effects of Efavirenz to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Efavirenz for HIV/AIDS

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