5 patient evaluations for Efavirenz (EFV)

Dec 5, 2008 (Started Sep 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vivid dreams, hangover effect, excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The dreams can be weird, but sometime fun! Dreamt in the style of a musical once!!
Side effects: excessive sleeping (hypersomnia), hangover effect, vivid dreams

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Dec 6, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Apr 14, 2009 (Started Apr 14, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (night sweats, vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the benefits far outweigh the downside for me. It can be different for other folks, the stuff was poisonous to a friend, he developed pancreatitis and nearly died. I trust it's effectiveness though, i've not experienced mutations or resistance, even when i lapsed for a month on this as well as my epzicom, again resulting in a miserable rash.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams, night sweats

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