Efavirenz drug Edit

«Efavirenz (EFV), sold under the brand names Sustiva among others, is an antiretroviral medication used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS.[1] It is generally recommended for use with other antiretrovirals.[1] It may be used for prevention after a needlestick injury or other potential exposure.[1] It is sold both by itself and in combination as efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir.[1] It is taken by mouth once a day.[1]

Common side effects include rash, nausea, headache, feeling tired, and trouble sleeping.[1] Some of the rashes may be serious such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome.[1] Other serious side effects include depression, thoughts of suicide, liver problems, and seizures.[1] It is not safe for use during pregnancy.[1] It is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and works by blocking the function of reverse transcriptase.[1]

Efavirenz was approved for medical use in the United States in 1998.[1] It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.[2] As of 2015 it is not available as a generic medication.[3] The wholesale cost in the developing world is about US$3.27 to 9.15 per month.[4] As of 2015 the cost for a typical month of medication in the United States is more than US$200.[3]» (wikipedia)

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