Sustiva: treatment the human immunodeficiency virus infection

Sustiva: treatment infection

Sustiva belongs to medicine, which is widely applied to treat the human immunodeficiency virus infection. It began to be used in 1998 and showed high-potency to treat and HIV infection, AIDS and preclude from its development. Also it showed itself off as the most harmless medicament in comparison with other drugs of the same group. Nevertheless, it has got some side effects and contra indications. It is a powerful drug. Therefore, it is a good practice to consult an expert and do not use without special prescription of doctor.

Brand(s): Sustiva (Efavirenz).

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd, India.

Clinico-pharmacological group: It belongs to Non Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor.

Composition, structure and packing: As usual, the pharmaceutical package of this medicine is a white tablet container (bottle), which contains tablets or capsules. Container may include 30 pills and 90 pills depending on the package size. Each of capsules may contain 50 mg of basic ingredient. Also there is a kind of capsules which consists 200 mg in each of capsule. As concerns tablets, it consists 600 mg of the main ingredient.

Basic ingredient: A basic ingredient of this medicament is efavirenz.

Other ingredients:

  • hydroxypropyl cellulose;
  • magnesium stearate;
  • lactose monohydrate;
  • croscarmellose sodium.

The composition of the coating film: Shell of capsule is smooth and comprises of titanium dioxide, iron oxide and gelatin. Tablets are film-coated with opadry yellow.


Sustiva is super potent drug. Therefore, it is recommended to visit your specialist who will consult you, make a diagnosis, prescribe the medicament and find out your necessary dosage amount. Also you should not take this medicine longer than your doctor prescribed.

Take Surviva next the heart before going to bed. As usual, you should take dose which comprises 600 mg of active ingredient per a day (for adults who are heavier than 40 kg). In order to determine the dose for children you must visit a specialist. Timeline of treatment is 28 days.


People, who took more than it needs, may have problems with nervous system, get muscular cramp, have swimming of the head and headache, face with depression and loss of appetite. Truly speaking, the full list of overdose aftereffects remains an open question. Thus, it is a good practice to try to avoid overdose and if it happened, it is better to see your specialist who will render assistance.

Side effects: A person may face with depression, severe mood changes, general weakness, vomiting, skin itching, painful urination, hives, backache, abdominal pains, blister formation, problems with vision, yellow skin, fever, awkwardness, coughing, loss of appetite, cramps and spasms, dark urine with blood, fainting fit, fast heartbeat, loss of weight. In case if you have the mentioned symptoms of side effects, it is recommended to visit the doctor in order to avoid complication of disease.

Indications for use

Sustiva is prescribed for treatment of people who got human immunodeficiency virus infection of the first type.

Contra indications: This medicine is counter-indicative in case of personal allergy and hypersensitivity to any structural component of this medicament. It is forbidden to take the medicine during pregnancy and breast feeding. Do not take simultaneously with ergot alkaloid, astemizole, cisapride, midazolam.

Where to buy?

You can find this drug at pharmacy with prescription and if your city or country has no it on the market, you can make an order online. Also some sites can offer you aggressive discounting if you buy by wholesale.