How Long Does Stavudine Take To Work
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AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastIn 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 »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineGenerally in the setting of suppressed virus/good clinical response, tenofovir can be switched to stavudine when facing a shortage of tenofovir with a mild increase in risk for treatment failure and higher risk for side effects long term. Short... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineIf available and depending on the nature of the problems with stavudine, it is most often switched to tenofovir or abacavir (if HLA B5701 negative or low risk for hypersensitivity reactio) or ziduvudine. Avoiding premature aging in the setting of... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineTenofovir has fewer serious long term side effects than stavudine so if possible it is usually recommended to use tenofovir rather than stavudine. Many patients tolerate stavudine well but the concern is over the long term for risk for fat/metabolic... Read more »
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