Efavir 600 mg Tablet
Efavir 600 mg Tablet is an antiviral medicine which is used in combination with other medicines to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It only prevents the virus from multiplying in your body. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Side effects of Efavir Tablet
In addition to its intended effect, Efavir 600Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
- Decrease in granulocyte count
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Allergic Reaction
- Abnormal dreams
- Increased liver enzymes
- Difficulty in paying attention
- Increased triglyceride level in blood.
How to use Efavir Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Efavir 600mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
How Efavir Tablet works
Efavir 600mg tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
Expert advice for Efavir Tablet
- Inform your doctor if you have a history of mental illness or convulsions (fits or seizures).
- Ensure that efavirenz is always taken in combination with other anti-HIV medicines and never alone.
- Seek immediate medical attention if you develop signs of dizziness, difficulty sleeping, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating or abnormal dreaming or any signs of skin rash or inflammation or infection.
- Take the required precautions to prevent transmission as efavirenz does not prevent the spread of HIV virus to others through blood or sexual contact.
- Do not drive if you have taken efavirenz as it may cause dizziness.
- Do take if allergic to efavirenz or any of its ingredients.
- Do not take if sufering with severe liver disease.
- Avoid if patient is Pregnant or breastfeeding women.