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Efavirenz Information

Efavirenz Benefits & Uses

Efavirenz is used to treat the following -

  1. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  2. HIV/AIDS Primary

Efavirenz Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Efavirenz


Efavirenz Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Efavirenz is used -

  1. Rash
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Insomnia Mild
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Anxiety Mild
  6. Fever सामान्य
  7. Abnormal Dreams
  8. Increased Liver Enzymes
  9. Diarrhoea
  10. Dyspepsia
  11. Urticaria
  12. Depression Moderate
  13. Erythema
  14. Headache सामान्य

Efavirenz Related Warnings

Is the use of Efavirenz safe for pregnant women?

Those pregnant women want to take Efavirenz, before that take doctor advice regarding how to use. If you don't do same then it will cause harmful effects on your health.


Is the use of Efavirenz safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Efavirenz for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Efavirenz on the Kidneys?

You can take Efavirenz without any fear of damage to kidney.


What is the effect of Efavirenz on the Liver?

Efavirenz may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Efavirenz on the Heart?

Efavirenz is rarely harmful for heart.


Severe Interaction of Efavirenz with Other Drugs

Efavirenz should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Efavirenz Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Efavirenz unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Bipolar Disorder
  3. Depression
  4. Suicidal Tendency
  5. Graves' Disease
  6. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  7. Heart Disease
  8. High Cholesterol

Frequently asked Questions about Efavirenz

Is this Efavirenz habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Efavirenz is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Efavirenz you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.


Is it safe?

Yes, but you should take Efavirenz only as per your doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Efavirenz cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Efavirenz Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Efavirenz

It is safe to take Efavirenz with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Efavirenz

Taking Efavirenz with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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