Efavir 100mg Capsule

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Composition for Efavir 100mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
852.77
₹28.43/Capsule
30 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Efavir Capsule

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Uses of Efavir Capsule

Efavir 100mg Capsule is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
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Side effects of Efavir Capsule

Common

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Decrease in granulocyte count, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Sleepiness, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Abnormal dreams, Fatigue, Increased liver enzymes, Anxiety, Fever, Itching, Difficulty in paying attention, Increased triglyceride level in blood.

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How to use Efavir Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Efavir 100mg Capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Efavir Capsule works

Efavir 100mg capsule prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Efavir Capsule

Expert advice for Efavir Capsule

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of mental illness or convulsions (fits or seizures).
  • Ensure that efavirenz is always taken in combination with other anti-HIV medicines and never alone.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop signs of dizziness, difficulty sleeping, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating or abnormal dreaming or any signs of skin rash or inflammation or infection.
  • Take the required precautions to prevent transmission as efavirenz does not prevent the spread of HIV virus to others through blood or sexual contact.
  • Do not drive if you have taken efavirenz as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do take if  allergic to efavirenz or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if sufering  with severe liver disease.
  • Avoid if patient is Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Efavir 100mg Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Efavirenz with alcohol may cause liver problems.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Efavir 100mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Efavir 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Efavir 100mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Efavir 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients wit
h kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Efavir 100mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Efavir 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Efavir 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Efavir 100mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Rantac 50mg/2ml Injection, Peptiran 75mg/5ml Syrup, Aciloc 25mg Injection, Onitraz 100mg Capsule

Patient Concerns

Substitutes for Efavir

No substitutes found for this medicine
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