Positively Aware Sustiva


efavirenz (EFV)

Recommended as a component of initial regimen in certain clinical situations (as a component of Atripla, Symfi, or Symfi Lo, or in combination with Descovy or Truvada)
Single-Tablet Regimen
Non-Nucleoside "Non-Nuke"

Standard Dose

One 600 mg tablet once daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime. Must be taken in combination with another antiretroviral(s) which does not contain the medication in this drug or medication from the same drug class.

Approved for adults and children 3 months and older weighing at least 7.7 pounds (3.5 kg). For children weighing less than 88 pounds (40 kg), the dose is based on weight. See the package insert for specific weight-based dosing. For children weighing at least 88 pounds, use the standard adult dose. For those who can’t swallow capsules, administer by capsule sprinkle method. See below or drug label for instructions or watch video at sustiva.com.

Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is closer in time to your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. Also available in 50 mg and 200 mg capsules.
Use with caution in mild liver impairment; not recommended with moderate or severe liver impairment.


Bristol-Myers Squibb
(800) 321-1335


600 mg tablets: $1,176.74/month
generic: $1,117.90/month

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