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Title Houston Voice, No. 1006, February 4, 2000
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date February 4, 2000
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript FEBRUARY 4, 2000 • HOUSTON VOICE X Once Daily SUSTIVA efavirenz SUSTIVA™ (efavirenz) capsules Patient Information about SUSTIVA* (sus-TEE-vahj for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection Generic name: efavirenz (eh-FAH-vih-rehnz) ]§*■>. - z Please read this information before you start taking SUSTIVA. Read it again each time you refill your prescription, in case there is any new information. Don't treat this leaflet as your only source of information about SUSTIVA. Always discuss SUSTIVA with your doctor when you start taking your medicine and at every visit. You should remain under a doctor's care when using SUSTIVA. You should not change or stop treatment without first talking to your doctor. What is SUSTIVA? SUSTIVA is a medicine used to help treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). SUSTIVA is a type of HIV drug called a "non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor" (NNRTI). How does SUSTTVA work? SUSTIVA works by lowering the amount of HIV in the blood (called "viral load'). SUSTIVA must be taken with other anti-HIV medicines. When taken with other anti-HIV medicines, SUSTIVA has been shown to reduce viral load and increase the number of CD4 ceils (a type of immune cell in blood). SUSTIVA may not have these effects in every patient. Does SUSTTVA cure HIV or AIDS? SUSTIVA is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. People taking SUSTIVA may still develop other infections associated with HIV. Because of this, it is very important that you remain under the care of your doctor Does SUSTTVA reduce the risk of passing HIV to others? SUSTIVA has not been shown to reduce the risk of passing HIV to others. Continue to practice safe sex, and do not use or share dirty needles. How should I take SUSTIVA? • The dose of SUSTIVA for adults is 600 mg (three 200 mg capsules, taken together) once a day by mouth. The dose of SUSTIVA for children may be lower (see Can children take SUSTIVA? | • Take SUSTIVA at the same time each day You should take SUSTIVA at bedtime during the first few weeks or if you have side effects, such as dizziness or trouble concentrating (see What are the possible side effects of SUSTIVA?) • Swallow SUSTIVA with water juice, milk or soda. You may take SUSTIVA with or without meals: however, SUSTIVA should not be taken with a high tat meal. • Do not miss a dose of SUSTIVA. It you forget to take SUSTIVA, take the missed dose right away If you do miss a dose, do not double the next dose. Carry on with your regular dosing schedule. If you need help in planning the best times to lake your medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. • Take the exact amount of SUSTIVA your doctor prescribes. Never change the dose on your own Do not stop this medicine unless your doctor tells you to stop. • When your SUSTIVA supply starts to run low, get more from your doctor or pharmacy. This is very important because the amount of virus in your blood may increase if the medicine is stopped for even a short time. The virus may develop resistance to SUSTIVA and become harder to treat. Can children take SUSTTVA? Yes. children who are able to swallow capsules can take SUSTIVA. Rash may be a serious problem in some children. Tell your child's doctor right away il you notice rash or any other side effects while your child is taking SUSTIVA. The dose of SUSTIVA for children may be lower than the dose for adults. Capsules containing lower doses of SUSTIVA are available Your child's doctor will determine the right dose based on your child's weight. Who should not take SUSTIVA? Do not take SUSTIVA if you are allergic to SUSTIVA or any of its ingredients What other medical problems or conditions should I discuss with my doctor? Talk to your doctor right away it you • Are pregnant or want to become pregnant • Are breast-feeding • Have problems with your liver, or have had hepatitis • Start or change any medicine • Have side effects while taking SUSTIVA (efavirenz) • Have a history of mental illness, substance or alcohol abuse What are the possible side effects of SUSTTVA? Many patients have dizziness, trouble sleeping, drowsiness, trouble concentrating, and/or unusual dreams a tew hours after starting treatment with SUSTIVA. These feelings may be less noticeable if you take SUSTIVA at bedtime. They also tend to go away after you've taken the medicine for a lew weeks. Rarely, patients have more serious side effects that may affect mood or ability to think clearly. These side effects occur more often in patients with a history of mental illness or substance abuse. Tell your doctor promptly if any of these side effects continue or if they bother you. There is the possibility that these symptoms may be more severe if SUSTIVA is used wilh alcohol or mood altering (street) drugs. You should avoid driving or operating machinery it you are having these side effects. One of the most common side effects is rash. These rashes usually go away without any change in, treatment. In a small number of patients, rash may be serious. It you develop a rash, call your doctor promptly. Other common side effects include tiredness, upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, this is not a complete list ol side effects reported with SUSTIVA when taken with other anti-HIV drugs. Oo not rely on this leaflet alone tor information about side effects. Your doctor can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you. Please contact your doctor immediately before stopping SUSTIVA because of side effects. Tell your _ doctor or other healthcare provider if you notice any side effects while taking SUSTIVA. What about birth control, pregnancy, or breast-feeding? Women should not become pregnant while taking SUSTIVA. Birth defects have been seen in animals treated with SUSTIVA. II is not known whether this could happen in humans. You should use a condom or diaphragm in addition to other methods ot birth control while taking SUSTIVA. Inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant It you want to become pregnant, talk to your doctor. Do not take SUSTIVA if you are breast-feeding. Talk to your doctor if you are breast-feeding your baby Can I take other medicines with SUSTTVA? SUSTIVA may change the effect of other medicines (including ones for HIV) Your doctor may change your medicines or change their doses. For this reason, it is very important to: • Let all your doctors and pharmacists know that you take SUSTIVA. • Tell your doctors and pharmacists about all medicines you take. This includes those you buy over-the-counter and herbal or natural remedies. Bring all your medicines when you see a doctor, or make a list of their names, how much you take, and how often you lake them. This will give your doctor a complete picture ol the medicines you use. Then he or she can decide the best approach for your situation The following medicines may cause serious and life-threatening side effects when taken with SUSTIVA You should not take any o! these medicines while taking SUSTIVA:" • Hismanal® (astemizole) • Propulsid® (cisapride) • Versed® (midazolam) • Halcion® (triazolam) • Ergot medications (for example, Wigraine® and Cafergot®) The following medicines may need lo be changed or have their dose changed when taken with SUSTIVA:" • Crixivan® (indinavir) • Fortovase® (saquinavir) • 8iaxin® (clarithromycin) How should I keep SUSTTVA? SUSTIVA is available as 50 mg, 100 mg, and 200 mg capsules. Keep SUSTIVA at room temperature (77°F) in the bottle given to you by your pharmacist. The temperature can range from 59°-86°F. Keep SUSTIVA out ol the reach of children. How can I learn more about SUSTIVA? Talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider if you have questions about either SUSTIVA or HIV. For additional information you can visit the SUSTIVA website at hrtp//www.sustiva com. This medicine was prescribed for your particular condition. Do not use it for any other condition or give it to anybody else. Keep SUSTTVA out of the reach of children. If you suspect that more than the prescribed dose of this medicine has been taken, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. ■SUSTIVA™ and the SUNBURST LOGO are trademarks of OuPoot Pharmaceuticals Company. Copyright © 1999 DoPont Pharmaceuticals Company "The brands listed are Ihe registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks ot DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company jJTOj) DuPont Pharmaceuticals Wilmington, DE 19880 Issued September 1998
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