Sustiva is a medicine used in the treatment of HIV, specifically the HIV type-1 variety. The active ingredient of the medicine is a drug called efavirenz. It works by inhibiting an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, an enzyme needed to transcribe viral RNA into DNA. Sustiva is usually taken in combination with other drugs, such as tenofovir and emtricitabine. Psychiatric side-effects are common with this drug.
Drug Name: Sustiva
Generic name: Efavirenz