Information about Efavirenz

Efavirenz uses

Efavirenz is used in the treatment of hiv infection.

How efavirenz works

Efavirenz prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses. .

Common side effects of efavirenz

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.

Available Medicine for Efavirenz

  • ₹804 to ₹1894
    Cipla Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹729 to ₹2383
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹2356
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹1922
    Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹1939
    Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹288 to ₹2233
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹1922
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Efavirenz

  • 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.

Content on this page was last updated on 25 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)