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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

STAV-yoo-deen Brand Name: Zerit Other Name: d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Stavudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (build up of acid in the blood), liver problems, and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the...
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Efficacy of com bination of Nevirapine + Stavudine + Lamivudine

Dear Sir,How do you evaluate the following combination generic drug available in India for initiating treatment of HIV patient in terms of efficacy ? Nevirapine + Stavudine + LamivudineIs there any better combination available to initiate...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I think that this combination will have high efficacy. Before we were able to get tenofovir (Viread), this was the most commonly prescribed combination in our group and we still have many patients on this regimen. We tend to use Viread instead of... Read more »

Concerns about long time Stavudine use in a child

My son was diagnosed with AIDS in 1/20/04. As of 6/2004, he has been on a regimen of Stavudine, Lamuvidine and Kaletra. I am concerned about the long term effects of Stavudine. Are there better combinations? Are we going to be sorry that he stays...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
In adults there has been a unmistakable shift away from using stavudine (Zerit) towards tenofovir (Viread). One of the main reasons for this change is that Viread has a better side effect profile and can be given once daily. The changes in... Read more »

Pregnant on Stavudine, Lamivudine + Nevarapine

I am HIV+ and 19 weeks pregnant. My CD4 count is 147 and my Physician has prescribed Stavudine 40mg, Lamivudine 150mg and Nevirapine 200mg. I started taking these antiretrovirals for the first time about 16 days ago. I was 16 weeks pregnant then....
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Experience with antiretrovirals during pregnancy is growing and thus far none of the agents that you are on have been asssociated with fetal abnormalities. It sounds as if you are tolerating the antiretrovirals and as if you're experiencing... Read more »

neuropathy pain (didanosine+stavudine+efavirenz)

Dear Dr Robert J. Frascino, I'm sure many patients email you a lot of times regarding this matter. But I really really hope you won't get bored. I'd really really appreciate your help, time and patience!My question is:My father CD4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tom,Didanosine (ddI) plus stavudine (d4T) is no longer a recommended combination! It has been found to be less effective and substantially more toxic than many other nucleoside combinations, such as AZT/3TC or Viread/FTC, for example. The ddI... Read more »
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Hi, I have been positive since 1987 and my husband is negative. I am 30 years old. We will be trying to concieve and have a baby in July. I am currently on D4T, Viramune and DDI. I was on AZT monotherapy from 92-94 at 300 mg a day so likely am... Read more »

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