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Stavudine (Zerit)

... What Is Stavudine? Who Should Take Stavudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Stavudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Stavudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Stavudine? Stavudine (Zerit) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The original patent on stavudine has
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lower does d4t - side effects

sir,i started meds when my vl 264700 cd4 170 8.17% . i am on d4t 30mg+3tc+effavirenz.even though my weigth was 85 kgs my doc started me on a lower dose of d4t . this was the most prefered combination 50 wks back in india.today my vl <20 cd4 510...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...preference to to switch pro-actively before fat is lost so if tenofovir or abacavir were available and affordable I might switch from D4T to one of those agents. KH Read more »

D4T 30mg = less side effect?

my doctor has started me on a combination of d4t 30mg + 3tc 150mg twice daily effavirenz 600mg once at night. i am 74kgs when i asked him about a higher dose of d4t as my wgt is more than 60kgs .he assured me there will be no resistance to d4t if i...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I am not aware of data that demonstrate that 40 mg and 30 mg of d4T (Zerit) are equal in their ability to suppress HIV (in people over 60 kg). That said, it may be possible. A recently reported Read more »

side effects because of d4t

dr henrythank you so much for your quick reply.doctor iamreally worried about the side effects of d4t .at present iam tolerating my meds well .doctor if in the next six months if my vl comes to 50- 100copies/ml can i request my doctor to change to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...D4T is still a good drug. There are still problems with other drugs that you might be switched to. The major problems with D4T Read more »

pls pls answer -- regimen change becasue of sever side effects from nelf ddi d4t to sustiva + ??

please please answer this question ...i am having severe lipidistrophy and atrophy changes because of my regimen (sunken cheeks, thin arms,legs and large belly, starting of hump on upper back near neck). i was on azt + 3tc for 1.5 years and then...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...combination...i generally prefer sustiva to nevirapine...there's a bit more trials evidence and it has less problematic side effects. If you don't fancy sustiva. atazanavir would be a good option.I hope this helpsRegardsGraeme Moyle Read more »
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ddI, d4T and Hydroxyurea Side Effect Warning!

...pancreatitis. Results from ACTG A5025 suggest that people taking ddI, d4T and hydroxyurea together are more likely to develop this side effect than those taking AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) and 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir). All people had been on... Read more »
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For Potency Tenofovir Equals d4T but Tenofovir Beats d4T With Less Frequent and Common Side Effects

... Favorable Metabolic Profile for Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) Versus Stavudine (d4T) When Used in Combination With Lamivudine and Efavirenz in Antiretroviral-Naive Patients: 96-Week Interim Results (Poster Read more »
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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you more carefully for side effects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking... Read more »
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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
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Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand kills another hign percentage of them. What does Bristol Myers Squibbs do? Sell death... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...characteristics * Whether they were infected with a less aggressive strain of the virus * If their genes may protect them from the effects of HIV Scientists hope that understanding the body's natural method of controlling infection may... Read more »

Any side effects?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...first I was apprehensive about taking them, because of horror stories I heard about AIDS drugs. I have not experienced any side effects from any of these drugs, and I think that it is weird. All of my blood work is really good and my doctor is... Read more »

viread

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg and noticed increased lipo or new lipo or hair loss? Read more »