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Last Updated: December 03, 2019

Efavirenz is an antiretroviral medication, used for HIV prevention and treatment. Efavirenz belongs to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) class of drugs. Efavirenz is prescribed to adults and children that are at least 3 months old.

Tell your doctor before he subscribes you this medicine:

  • If you have any known allergies
  • If you are allergic to Efavirenz or if you have any other known allergies
  • Have a heart condition
  • If you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant
  • Have a history of seizures
  • Have a prescription for boceprevir or carbamazepine
  • If you have used or are using street drugs
  • If you consume a lot of alcohol
  • If you have had liver problems, especially hepatitis B

Common side effects of this medicine include rash, nausea, headache, feeling tired, and trouble sleeping. Other side effects include fatigue, headache, vomiting, and anorexia, dizziness and lack of concentration. In case you notice any serious effects after consuming this medicine such as depression, blood in the urine, difficult or painful urination, pain in the lower back or side, thoughts of suicide, liver problems or seizures, then seek immediate medical attention.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Hiv Infection

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking Efavirenz with alcohol may cause liver problems.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Efavir 200mg 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.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Efavir 200mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Should avoid potentially hazardous tasks such as driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Efavirenz as ingredient

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This medication works by inhibiting the reverse transcriptase enzyme, which is responsible for the transcription of viral RNA into DNA.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Rantac 50Mg/2Ml Injection

    Peptiran 75Mg/5Ml Syrup

    Onabet Powder

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