PRESCRIBED FOR: Efavirenz is prescribed for the treatment of HIV infection in combination with other anti-HIV drugs.
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of efavirenz are:
Other side effects include
- muscle pain (myalgia),
- abnormal heartbeats,
- liver failure,
- increased cholesterol
- increased triglyceride levels.
- abnormal dreams,
- hallucinations, and
- difficulty concentrating.
Serious psychiatric adverse effects such as depression, suicidal thoughts, manic reactions, and aggressive behavior have been reported in patients taking efavirenz. Immune reconstitution syndrome which is an inflammatory response to infection may occur in patients treated with combination antiretroviral therapy.
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