What are the efavirenz (Sustiva) dosing guidelines for antiretroviral therapy of HIV infection?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: R Chris Rathbun, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), AAHIVP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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Efavirenz (Sustiva):

  • Dosage forms: 600-mg tablet; 50-mg, 200-mg capsule
  • Adult dose: 400-600 mg PO qd
  • Comments: Take on empty stomach to decrease adverse effects
  • Adverse events: Rash, CNS (e.g., somnolence, vivid dreams, confusion, visual hallucinations), hyperlipidemia

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