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    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

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    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 15 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)