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.
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