The Brand Name EFFAHOPE Has Generic Salt :: Efavirenz
EFFAHOPE Is From Company Macleods Priced :: Rs. 2000
EFFAHOPE have Efavirenz is comes under Sub class Anti Retrovirals (Drugs for HIV) of Main Class Anti Infectives
Main Medicine Class:: Anti Infectives Sub Medicine Class :: Anti Retrovirals (Drugs for HIV)
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Indications for Drugs ::
Drug Dose ::
Oral HIV infection Adult: Combined with other antiretrovirals: 600 mg once daily. Dosing at bedtime recommended during 1st 2-4 wk of therapy to improve tolerability. Child: Combined with other antiretrovirals: >3 yr, 10-14 kg: 200 mg; 15-19 kg: 250 mg; 20-24 kg: 300 mg; 25-32.4 kg: 350 mg; 32.5-39 kg: 400 mg; ?40 kg: 600 mg. To be taken once daily.
Severe hepatic impairment; hypersensitivity; lactation.
Drug Precautions ::
Mild to moderate liver disease; renal impairment. Monitor liver enzymes and cholesterol. Discontinue if severe skin rash or fever develops; known or suspected hepatitis B or infection. History of mental illness or seizures; elderly. Pregnancy. Children.
Drug Side Effects ::
Rash including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and erythema multiforme; CNS effects e.g. dizziness, headache, insomnia, somnolence, abnormal dreams, fatigue, impaired concentration. Nausea, less frequently, vomiting, diarrhoea, hepatitis, depression, anxiety, psychosis, amnesia and ataxia, stupor, vertigo, abdominal pain, hepatic failure, pancreatitis, convulsions, gynaecomastia, pruritus, blurred vision.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Efavirenz, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor with activity against HIV, blocks the RNA-dependent and DNA-dependent polymerase activities including HIV replication.
Drug Interactions ::
Hormonal contraceptives; antibacterial e.g. rifampicin, rifabutin, clarithromycin; enzyme inducers. St. John’s wort may decrease serum level. Ethanol (hepatic and CNS adverse effects). Potentially Fatal: Life-threatening adverse effects when used with terfenadine, astemizole, cisapride, midazolam, triazolam and ergot alkaloids.