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Generic: efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir
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It is used with other medicines to treat HIV
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • any medicine that contains efavirenz, emtricitabine, lamivudine, or tenofovir
  • cerviastatin
  • cisapride
  • disopyramide
  • medicines for headaches like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • midazolam
  • pimozide
  • rifapentine
  • St. John's Wort
  • triazolam
  • voriconazole

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • adefovir
  • amiodarone
  • clarithromycin
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections
  • maraviroc
  • medicines for blood pressure like diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil
  • medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole, and posaconazole
  • medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • medicines for sleep
  • medicines for viral infections like cidofovir, acyclovir, valacyclovir, ganciclovir, valganciclovir
  • methadone
  • other medicines for HIV
  • red yeast rice
  • rifabutin
  • rifampin
  • sirolimus
  • tacrolimus
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

If you have hepatitis B, talk to your doctor if you plan to stop this medicine. The symptoms of hepatitis B may get worse if you stop this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Avoid alcohol and mood altering (street) drugs while taking this medicine because they can make these side effects worse.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom or diaphragm.

               
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