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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 expired. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved generic forms of...
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Do you think that Zerit, Videx, and Crixivan will eventually be removed from the US market?

I am married to a wonderful man who lost a brother to AIDS in 1995, a year before HAART came out. My husband says that at the time of his brother's diagnosis, around 1990 or so, the only two treatments that were available were AZT and ddI, neither...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The market share for those drugs is small and still shrinking due to problems with those meds (and others) that you mention and the availability of better drugs in US but there are some patients who tolerate and can benefit from one or more of those... Read more »

Why is Zerit in a regime?

Hi ... an odd question/comment - having just read a question from Stan, I am astonished to think that someone still prescribes Zerit can this be true? Knowing all the horrible things it does how can this be without the backing of it being one of the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Here you go Stephen.d4T (stavudine, Zerit) is no longer part of recommended US treatment guidelines. The medication is used commonly around the world, where many of the Read more »

Valcyte (Ganciclovir), Zerit & Neuropathy?

I was diagnosed HIV Positive in the end of February 2006 while hospitalized with PCP and A.R.D.S. After being discharged in the beginning of April 2006 I started to have numbness & tingling in my legs, primarily my left leg (quad). I did not have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...peripheral neuropathy can be seen in advanced HIV disease which is of often helped by antiretroviral therapy. Some HIV meds such as Zerit can aggravate or cause peripheral neuropathy. I have been avoiding use of Zerit in general in order to... Read more »

PEP with Zerit and Videx ONLY ??

Hello !thanks for taking the time to read my (short) question...Eight weeks ago i had a sexual contact with an HIV+ man.I went to the hospital for PEP and the doctor prescribed me Zerit and Videx only. I must say i got the drugs for a month for free...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I would not select Zerit and Videx as my top choice for PEP. In fact, that combination wouldn't even make it on my top 10 list!Using two nucleoside reverse Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Labeling for Zerit Capsules and Zerit for Oral Solution

... On December 10, 2010, the FDA approved new labeling for Zerit capsules and Zerit for oral solution. The revisions to the Dosage and Administration, Warnings and Precautions, Adverse Reaction Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: stavudine or d4T Brand Name: Zerit Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: Read more »

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

... STAV-yoo-deen Brand Name: Zerit Other Name(s): BMY-27857, Estavudina, d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known Read more »

Estavudina (Zerit)

... Brand Name: Zerit Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa análogo de los nucleósidos La estavudina, conocida también Read more »
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Change from Zerit to Atripla ???

Posted by AlexHappy
...and VL undedect. (43y, 230 lbs/ 6.3/ 32w/ man/ cholesterol 230 /sportiv/ top/ healthy looking / with BF since 8y) I am on Zerit/ Viread & Sustiva since about 6 years ( was before on another regimen) I am healthy happy almost no side... Read more »

ban the drug zerit...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I was prescribed the drug Zerit by Bristol Myers Squibb by my physcian back in June 1998 after being on the drug for 2 months I have developed Read more »

Report Side effects of Zerit and Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... If you have experienced side effects, especially peripheral neuropathy, from Bristol Myers Squibb's drugs Zerit and Videx please report them to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is done by calling the FDA's Medwatch toll free Read more »

Casting Call for Zerit Ad

Posted by donnalgrossman
...I am a New York based Casting Director and am presently casting an ad for the drug Zerit. The casting session will be held in New York on Monday, December 2nd. We are casting for 5 characters. The shoot will take place Read more »