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Know More About Sustiva

Sustiva is one of the most trusted HIV medicines today. Besides its capacity to prevent the virus from advancing to AIDS, it provides added relief and comfort to individuals living with the human immunodeficiency virus. You can purchase Sustiva under the brand names Efavir, Efcure, and Efavirenz. 

Uses of Sustiva 

Sustiva is part of a group of drugs called NNRTIs or non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This medicine suppresses the virus and blocks its activity inside the body. It prevents viral replication, thus, inhibiting the virus from making more copies of itself. 

Sustiva Warnings and Precautions 

Before starting your treatment with Sustiva, tell your healthcare professional if you have been diagnosed with the following conditions: 

  • Liver disease
  • Seizure or convulsion
  • Mental disorders
  • Heart problems
  • Addiction for alcohol 

If you are highly allergic to Sustiva and its ingredient, you must not use it to avoid major health complications. Pregnant women are also not allowed to use this medicine as it can cause serious defects in their unborn babies. 

Sustiva Dosage 

Before obtaining your first Sustiva prescription, your healthcare professional will check on some factors. These include: 

  • Existing health concerns
  • Age
  • Bodyweight
  • Medical history 

Dosage for adults: 

  • Take 600 mg of Sustiva once per day.
  • Follow the prescription or read the leaflet provided with this product. 

Dosage for children: 

  • The dose depends on the children’s weight
  • The standard dosage for pediatrics is 100 mg of Sustiva for children weighing 3.5 – 5 kgs. 

Sustiva Side Effects 

Common Side Effects: 

  • Mild diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Fatigue 

Severe Side Effects: 

  • Changes in behavior
  • Difficulty moving
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tingling sensations
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Severe dizziness
  • Depression  


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